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Exhibits and Events


Mary Spears Van Meter Dinner

Friday, August 15, 2014, at Hopewell Museum. Annual Founder’s Day Dinner with social hour at 6 PM and dinner at 7 PM. Guest speaker is Craig Potts, Executive Director of Kentucky Heritage Council along with the presentation of the Mary Spears Van Meter Historic Preservation Award. Members $50/non-members $55/under 40 $35. Pre-paid reservations by August 12 required at 859-987-7274. Visa/ Mastercard/Discover accepted.


Historic Painters of Kentucky & the Ohio River Valley: The Barbara & Henry Hinkle Collection

The waning days of the 19th century were a time of fervent growth in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley both industrially and culturally. This first-ever showing of the Hinkle Collection brings together familiar and not so well known painters like Sawyier, Alke, Joiner, Moore and Thum as a reflection of this creative period. Community Opening Sunday, June 15 2-4 PM with gallery talk by Curator Estill Curtis Pennington at 3 PM. On display through August 31, 2014. Learn More...


Historic Painters of Kentucky & the Ohio River Valley Activites for Kids

Become your own artist and explore the Historic Painters exhibit with free kid-friendly art projects. Visitors of all ages can make their own take-home framed art animal, design a self-portrait mirror & make a still-life flower.


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. Opens Feb. 2, 2014. On display through December 20, 2014.

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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