800 Pleasant St, Paris, KY 40361 info@hopewellmuseum.org 859.987.7274


Museum - Pleasant Street Side
  • Photography Camp Exhibit Opening, June 23rd

    Join us for the opening of the Photography Camp Exhibit on Friday, June 23rd at 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

  • Field Trip to Bardstown, July 15th

    Join us for a Field Trip to Bardstown on Saturday, July 15th. Bus leaves at 9 AM sharp! $45 members/$50 non-members. Pre-registration is required. Click here for details about the trip.

  • Summer Tea

    Visit Glencoe, an 1840 Greek Revival home built for John Curtwright Lary and enjoy a Summer High Tea. Thanks to current owner Todd Lary. Located at 316 Austerlitz Rd. in Paris. $10 member/$15 nonmembers at the door.

  • Historic Preservation Symposium

    Sessions will appeal to homeowners, businesses owners, & any community members interested in historic preservation. Guest speakers include Andrea Pompei-Lacy, Pre-registration required. Cost $20 per person & includes lunch. For more details, visit the event page.

  • Win, Place, & Show Derby Party

    Enjoy a fun pre-Derby celebration at McConnell’s Auction House, 1833 S. Main Street in Paris. Music by Mercy Men! Food, Live & Silent Auction, & Hat Contest! Click here to bid on live and silent auction items now! RSVP Required. Members $50/non-members $55/U40 $35. You may reserve a table for 6 for $350. Proceeds benefit education programs at HPBC/HM. For more details visit our event page.

  • Hopewell Museum Easter Egg Hunt Egg Decorating Contest

    The Hopewell Museum is holding a Easter Egg Decorating contest. Decorated Plastic Eggs should include candy for kids that will be hidden at the Paris Landing Easter Egg Hunt on April 15th. Show your talent and creativity in your personally decorated egg and win a prize. Decorated Eggs should be dropped off at the Hopewell Museum any time before April 13th.Stop by the Hopewell and view all of the eggs. Winners will be announced at the Paris Landing Easter Egg Hunt on April 15th. Please bring a bag of your favorite candy with your decorated egg that will be hidden for the children to find at the Hunt.

    Following the Egg Hunt this year will be a “Treasure Hunt” Sponsored by Kentucky Bank, bales of hay will be scattered on the ground and $250 worth of coins will be hidden in the hay for the children to find.

    Other activities will be available for kids as well including Face Painting, Balloon Animals and more. Refreshments will be available also. The Egg Hunt and Treasure Hunt are both free, but you must register on line at http://www.parislanding.us/easter-egg-hunt-registration/.

    Click to view the flyer.

  • WWI Film Screening: Apr. 6th at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    Join us as we commemorate 100 years of America’s entry into “The Great War” with two screenings of “All Quiet on the Western Front” in the Paris Bourbon County Library Community Room. For more details, visit the event page.

  • The Great War Lecture Series

    Join us for The Great War Lecture Series. See our flyer for more details.

  • The Great War: Kentucky & Beyond

    This exhibit commemorates the Centennial of WWI & explores Kentuckians’ role from local to international perspectives. For more details visit our exhibit page.

  • Join Us for Mardi Gras 1934!

    Join us at Prichard & Bail on Fat Tuesday (February 28th) for our first annual HPBC Hopewell Museum Mardi Gras Party: Mardi Gras, 1934!  Tickets are limited. Buy online through February 20 for $15. Or, purchase at the door for $20. This is sure to be an extraordinary night that you don’t want to miss! Proceeds benefit HPBC/Hopewell Museum. Check out our event page for more details.

  • Feb. 12th – The Great War: Kentucky & Beyond

    Come join us for the exhibit opening from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on February 12th at the Museum. Read more about the event.

  • Celebrating Black History Month

    February is Black History Month at the Museum and Paris-Bourbon County Library sponsored by Bourbon Community Hospital. Click here to view event flyer.

    Black History Month Event Flyer

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  • Open by Appointment in January

    Please call 859-987-7274 to arrangement a visit.

  • 2016 Annual Fund Drive: “Tomorrow’s Foundation”

    A gift to our annual fund drive helps lay the foundation for tomorrow’s exhibits, programs, and historic preservation efforts!

  • Dec. 4, 2-4 PM Santa & Mrs. Claus

    Join us at the museum to meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and their museum helpers for photos, crafts, and cookies. For kids of all ages. Free.

  • Dec. 10, 5-7 PM Christmas Cocktail Party

    Join us at the Hopewell Museum for an evening with friends, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails! Members $20/non-members $25/U40$15. Proceeds benefit education programs at HPBC/HM.

  • Awards for Volunteer Contributions Announced

    In September, we held a potluck and recognition supper in honor of all of our hard working volunteers. We honored several volunteers with awards that evening. We want to congratulate the following:

    Special Project Award: Nancy O’Malley
    Board Member Award: Dickie Brunner
    Annual Service Award: 2015-2016, Tom Moore
    Lifetime Service Award: Kenney Roseberry

    Next Year we will also begin to give an annnual “most hours” award.

  • October 22, 12-3:30 PM, Paris Cemetery Walking Tours

    Learn the fascinating stories behind the names on the headstones. Hour long tours every half hour beginning at 12 PM and last tour at 3:30 PM. Cost $10 per person, students under 15 free. Must reserve tickets in advance, including students, at the Hopewell Museum or call 859-987-7274. Proceeds benefit HPBC/HM and Paris Cemetery. *Alternate date due to funeral or weather will be Oct. 29th.