Join us at the Hopewell Museum for the 2019 Mary Spears Van Meter dinner with guest speaker Tressa Brown of the Kentucky Heritage Council and the presentation of the Mary Spears Van Meter Historic Preservation Award. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Paid reservations required by Thursday, August 1st – $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Reserve online or call 859-987-7274. For more details, click here.
Join us June 9th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for an opening reception for Hattie Hutchcraft Hill, Bourbon County’s Adventurous Artist (1847-1921). Light refreshments will be served. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit, curated by Margaret Layton, will run from June 9th through September 29th. For more details, click here.
The Barr House, 1200 Cypress Street, 7p.m. – 11 p.m. Join us for a fun pre-Derby celebration with dance music by The Mercy Men! Food, Live & Silent Auction, & Hat Contest! RSVP Required. $60 Members/ $65 Non-members /$40 U40 /$70 at the door. View Event Details!
Kentucky Humanities Council presents Virgil Covington, Jr. as William Wells Brown in “How I Got My Name” at the Hopewell Museum on Sunday, February 17th, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is a part of Black History Month programming with the Paris-Bourbon County Library. For more details click here.
Becoming American is a six-week series of public programs created by City Lore in partnership with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Click here for dates and details.
Join us for the exhibit opening of Becoming American: The Immigrant Experience in Bourbon County, Kentucky on Sunday, February 10th from 2p.m. to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served. Click here for event details.
We will be closed December 24, 2018 through January 31st, 2019 for the winter. We will still be open by appointment during January, so don’t hesitate to call us at 859-987-7274 or email email@example.com.
Meet Santa and his Museum helpers for free photos, crafts, and cookies from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 2nd. Free for kids of all ages and open to the public. *Families of children with special needs may schedule an appointment between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. For more details, click here.
Join us Saturday, October 20th for a tour of the North Middletown Cemetery on Thatchers Mill Road. Cost for the tour is $10 for adults and free for children under 15. The tour starts at 4 p.m. Call 859-987-7274 to make a reservation. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for more details.
Join us at the museum for our Annual Mary Spears Van Meter Dinner on August 11th. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Guest Speaker is form Lt. Governor Crit Luallen. Paid reservations required by August 3rd. Members $35/Non-Members $40. View event details.
On June 3rd at 2 p.m. at the museum, join us for a lecture and book signing with Susan Lindsey, editor of “Speed Family Heritage Recipes.” The book includes both history of the Speed Family of Louisville and recipes. The event is free and open to the public.
Join us on April 28th (7 to 11 p.m.) for the 12th Annual Win, Place & Show Derby Party at The Barr House Inn. Reservations are $50 for members, $55 for non-members, and $35 under 40. $60 at the door. Call 859-987-7274 for reservations. View the event flyer for more details.