Annual Christmas Party Potluck and Program with Genealogical Society of Hopkins County

2015 Officers Installed

2015 Officers Donna F, Slaton, President: Randy Teague, Vice-President; Patty Davis, Secretary; Margie Bowman, Treasurer; Board of Directors Members L. Peyton Adams, Jimmy Harris, Leif Ratliff; County Historian Carl Veazey. Back Row Bob Adkins Director Emeritus and Board Member Allen Davis.  Missing from picture: Director Emeritus D. W. Dockrey.

October 9 – Patty Davis – The Second Great Awakening

patti davis presenting October 9 at the Museum Patty Davis energized a crowd of over 40 with her history of the Second Great Awakening and questions about the Third Awakening,  Revival spirit is in America and the program was great!

November 13 Meeting Bob Adkins and annual business meeting

Bob & JudyAnnual business meeting including election of officers and updated information on yearbook edited by Judy Adkins and committee will be followed by Past President Bob Adkins telling news about history!

6:30 pm at the Museum

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!


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
mastersons randy 2014

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.