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


March 13 meeting Steve Ray speaker

Thursday March 13, 2014 starting 6:00 pm at The Depot, Historical Society meeting will feature Steve Ray who will present The Kennedy Assasination: The Cars, The Caskets, and the Funeral directors.
Regular meetings are second Thursday of each month and due to a consistent large attendance have been moved from the museum to the Depot on West Arch St for plenty of seating. Come and bring a friend. Meetings and programs are open to the public.
April program will Feature Bill Corum and the construction of Highway 62. And coming soon will be programs by Sid Easley, Ann Gipson and Virginia Larmouth.

February 13 Meeting Browder Mine Disaster

Weather permitting, the Historical Society will have its regular second Thursday monthly meeting at the museum. Our program will be presented by Barry Duvall of Muhlenberg County, whose subject will be the Browder Mine Disaster of February 10, 1910.
Meeting will be at 6 pm. Please check if you have doubts before traveling and remember if school is out for weather the museum is closed too!

Martin Luther King Day program at Museum

The Historical Society of Hopkins County is set to begin a new tradition
Monday,  January 20th as the Museum will be
OPEN 11 am until 3 pm with a Hopkins County look at Martin Luther King.

Celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary, the Society typically follows the
local government holiday schedule and is closed on Martin Luther King Day,

but with a newly remodeled museum having been completed in December, the Society has decided to be open to the school kids
who are out of school on Monday with the special open hours for the Museum as a chance for the youth
and all of Hopkins County a chance to visit and tour the museum.

A special display added will highlight the life and impact Martin Luther King had from a Hopkins County viewpoint.

Being hosted by Historical Society member Margie Bowman, the open house event is the first of several
special 40th Anniversary events scheduled for the Society this 2014 year.

Jan 9 meeting canceled

Thursday Jan 9th’s meeting has been cancelled due to the freezing precip scheduled to last until the afternoon.

January 9 meeting at museum 6pm

New year and new meeting time–please note. Business meeting with program will begin at 6 pm. January 9 speaker will be Steve Ray presenting little known facts about the JFK Assasination from his perspective as a funeral director. Steve shares entertaining and unusual facts about how anyone’s story ends so this one as famous as it is will be quite interesting. Meetings and programs are open to the public.

Winter vacation Closed til Jan 6

Historical Library and Museum will be closed until Jan 6 and reopen that Monday on regular winter schedule Open 12-4 pm Mon-Fri

December 12 Potluck 5 pm

Historical Society of Hopkins County and the Genealogical Society of Hopkins County held a joint potluck/Christmas program and installaion of 2014 Officers December 12 at 5 pm in the fellowship hall of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, North Main, Madisonville.
Approximately 80 attendees enjoyed the shared feast and delightful program. Guest speaker Steven Vest from Kentucky Monthly magazine told interesting tales about Kentucky, writing and publishing.
After brief opening remaks by Mayor David Jackson, Hopkins County Judge Executive Donnie Carroll installed officers with the oath of office for each organization. See pictures in photo gallery.