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Exhibits and Events


Covered Bridges of Kentucky

Covered Bridges of Kentucky illustrates a time when small rivers and creeks were crossed on wooden planks. It includes the artwork of the remaining Kentucky covered bridges painted by Frosty Rankin, plus hand drawn and photographic images that tell of vanished Bourbon County structures. Engineering information along with maps are included in the exhibit, plus a large rendition of the Colville bridge for inside photos. A bridge building activity table provides young builders a chance to construct their own bridge. Sponsored by Kentucky Bank and Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance. On display through June 7, 2015.


Claysville & Ruckerville: Paris’ Historically Black Neighborhoods.

Claysville and Ruckerville sprang up following the Civil War as communities for freed slaves. From maps and public lists of the time, we know names and locations of people who lived there and we’ve drawn on community memories to provide details of day to day living. Continues on display through 2015.

Mark Your Calendars!

Creativity in Preservation Symposium at
Hopewell Museum

800 Pleasant Street Paris, KY
Saturday, May 16
9AM-2PM (Coffee and breakfast treats available at 8:30)
Hosted by Hopewell Museum & Downtown Paris/Main Street

Join staff members from the Kentucky Heritage Council to learn more about creative historic preservation. Topics include: Tax credits and incentives, Site Protection, Grants, Preservation Planning and National Register. Lunch with Mr. Muddle; How and Why Downtown Buildings Change Over Time Followed by an Architecture Walking Tour with Kentucky Heritage Council Cost: $20 (includes coffee, morning refreshments, and lunch) Call 987-6237 to reserve a space