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Exhibits and Events


The Spirit of Bourbon Community Exhibit Opening, Saturday, November 22, 5-7 PM.

Come view Hopewell’s newest exhibit and try the exhibit’s signature drink accompanied by holiday bourbon treats. Meet the proprietors of The Gentlemen, a new downtown Paris distillery that puts the bourbon back in Bourbon County. Purchase “The Kentucky Bourbon Trail” book signed by authors Berkeley & Jeanine Scott for a unique gift. This exhibit showcases the bourbon collection of Megan & Jimmy Shaw, plus relates the evolution and use of the drink from prohibition to the end of the twentieth century. Free.


Santa & Mrs. Claus, Sunday, December 7 2-4 PM

Meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and their museum helpers for photos, crafts & snacks. Designed for kids of all ages. Free. Sponsored by Kentucky Bank.


Winter Wonderland Christmas Celebration, Sat, December 13 6-9 PM

Join us for a lively evening of bourbon- related food and recipes, a Bottle-in-a-Bag silent auction plus friends and Christmas cheer. Members $50/non-members $55/U40$35. For reservations, contact Hopewell's office 859.987.7274. Visa/MC/Discover accepted.


December Art Activies for Kids.

Hopewell Museum celebrates with kid-friendly art projects that reflect the holiday season. Kids can make ‘n’ take ornaments to add to their tree! Admission for families is free and includes all art activities, plus the learning center!


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.

Historic Paris-Bourbon County, Inc/Hopewell Museum.
800 Pleasant St, Paris, KY 40361
(859) 987 - 7274
Wed - Sat noon - 5 PM;
Sun 2 - 4 PM  $3 adults;
students, children and
members free
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