Picnic Carpooling on Sept 11

Members who wish to carpool to the picnic at the Porter house should meet at the museum at 4:45 pm that Thursday. CALL 270-821-3986 for more details. Museum hours are 12 pm to 4 pm Monday- Friday.

September 11, 2014

​On September 11th, the Historical Society of Hopkins County will have their annual picnic. It will be at the historic Porter home just west of Manitou on 41A beginning at 5p.m. Meat and drinks are provided by the Society. Attending members should bring a vegetable dish, a salad, or a dessert. Tommy and Kathleen will give us a tour of their home and we’ll learn a lot of history, and see some treasures. This meeting is members only. If you have not joined yet, there is still time. Print the form on separate link on this site and mail in with dues or drop by and take it!

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August 14 Program Features Karen Willis as Lizzie Borden

Karen Willis Lizzie

The regular monthly meeting of the Historical Society of Hopkins County will be Thursday August 14, 2014, at 6:30 pm at the Museum, 107 Union Street, Madisonville, KY 42431.

Featured speaker for the program, which follows a brief business meeting, is Muhlenberg County’s ArtsLady – Karen Willis portraying Lizzie Borden with history and a little drama. Mrs. Willis is a well known actress and theatre director in this region and the program is sure to be fascinating.

Meetings and programs are open to the public, you do not have to be a member, but we do hope you will consider joining when you enjoy the museum and its programs.

Friday Aug 8 Open House and 40th Anniversary celebration

Although Friday Night Live downtown event was moved to the fairgrounds because of forecasted weather, Historical Society continued with their third summer Open House.
New and restored portraits of County Historians Harold Ledbetter, Harold Utley and Carl Veazey were presented. Guests were treated to video display, museum and cabin tours and refreshments. Randy video Glema Mahr

July 10 featured Jenny Larmouth

Regular 2nd Thursday meeting at 107 Union St, the speaker  Jenny Larmouth Larmouth program shared memorabilia from her aunt Garelyne Sights.

Friday in conjunction with Friday Night Live, Society gave tours of the Laffoon cabin and hosted a Centennial WWI display by Mark Masterson
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June 12 meeting 6:30 at Museum

Ann Gipson will be the featured speaker on the history of Earlington School

June 7 Pennyroyal Garden tour

Tours at 9 am – 1 pm Event features several home gardens on Union St and East Broadway and two in Anton.

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May 8 Meeting at The Depot 6 pm

Speaker Sid Easley of Murray will talk about his book A Courthouse Tragedy- Politics, Murder and Redemption in a Small Town. Programs are open to the public. -

Open House success

Attended by 100 visitors and several volunteers, the Open House showcased new TV and video equipment in Carl Veazey’s presentations.

The HSHC would like to thank Richard Frymire, Bill Corum, and Dave Litchfield for their specified donations in helping the Historical Society of Hopkins County obtain a 50″ TV and Blue-Ray player to use in meeting functions and in the Library to showcase our growing historical videos about Hopkins County. Their contributions enhance our ability to achieve our goal of sharing Hopkins County’s history. Thank you gentlemen so much for your donations. Photo provided by Gina Munger

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