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Museum - Pleasant Street Side
  • 19th Annual Creative Harvest Art Exhibit: September 11-December 18

    Hopewell Creative Arts Guild presents the 19th Annual Creative Harvest Art Exhibit. The exhibit is on display from September 11 through December 18, 2020. Visit us September 11 from 12-7 PM and see the exhibit for free all day!

    Please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HopewellMuseum for the most up to date information regarding events, programs, and our operating schedule.

    Our current hours are Wednesday-Friday, 12-5 PM and Tuesdays by appointment.

  • We Are Open!

    The Hopewell Museum has opened its doors again, but with a few changes to our operating schedule and procedures due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    Current Schedule
    Tuesday by appointment and Wednesday-Friday, 12-5 PM. We will operate without docents for the next month to continue monitor the volume of surrounding COVID cases. We ask that you try to call us at least a day before your planned visit.

    COVID-19 Policies

    • Guests should wear a mask at all times within the building and remain with your group.
    • Please do not enter if you are experiencing any symptoms, especially fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.
    • We have placed markers on the floor to help you maintain a 6-foot distance when in the galleries.
    • Our children’s area remains closed for the time being.

    What remains the same
    We are still accessible via email at info@hopewellmuseum.org for all your Paris-Bourbon County history questions. You will also be able to reach us via phone Tuesday-Friday from 10-5pm at 859-987-7274. You can still join or renew your membership online at www.hopewellmuseum.org. At this time we can process membership cards, but please anticipate potential delays in receiving them. We can quickly send one to you digitally if needed.

    We look forward to continue serving our audiences to the best of our abilities during this time and thank all of you for your understanding and continued support of the Hopewell Museum.

    Please continue to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at HopewellMuseum for history, news and information.

    For more information about Kentucky’s response to COVID-19, please visit kycovid19.ky.gov.

  • Update: Hopewell Museum Re-Opens

    The Hopewell Museum has opened its doors again, but with a few changes to our operating schedule and procedures due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    Current Schedule
    Tuesday by appointment and Wednesday-Friday, 12-5 PM. We will operate without docents for the next month to continue monitor the volume of surrounding COVID cases. We ask that you try to call us at least a day before your planned visit.

    COVID-19 Policies

    • Guests should wear a mask at all times within the building and remain with your group.
    • Please do not enter if you are experiencing any symptoms, especially fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.
    • We have placed markers on the floor to help you maintain a 6-foot distance when in the galleries.
    • Our children’s area remains closed for the time being.

    What remains the same
    We are still accessible via email at info@hopewellmuseum.org for all your Paris-Bourbon County history questions. You will also be able to reach us via phone Tuesday-Friday from 10-5pm at 859-987-7274. You can still join or renew your membership online at www.hopewellmuseum.org. At this time we can process membership cards, but please anticipate potential delays in receiving them. We can quickly send one to you digitally if needed.

    We look forward to continue serving our audiences to the best of our abilities during this time and thank all of you for your understanding and continued support of the Hopewell Museum.

    Please continue to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at HopewellMuseum for history, news and information.

    For more information about Kentucky’s response to COVID-19, please visit kycovid19.ky.gov.

  • Exhibit on Display through September 4th

    Come see Politics the Damnedest: Bourbon County People, Events and Movements from 1780 – 1980 on display through September 4th. View more details here.

  • Winter Hours, January 1 – February 8, 2020

    The museum will be closed December 24th through January 1st. The museum will be open by appointment only January 1 through February 8, 2020. Please join us on February 9th for our newest exhibit opening.

  • 18th Annual Creative Harvest Art Exhibit, Oct. 11th – Dec. 15th

    Join us for the opening reception for the 18th Annual Creative Harvest Art Exhibit on Friday, October 11th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This exhibit is presented by Hopewell Creative Arts Guild and Hopewell Museum. Click here for more details.

  • Night at the Museum, Oct. 19th 6 pm – 8 pm

    Hands-on art & history activities. Activities subject to change. Pre-registration requested, space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Please click here for more details.

  • Ruddles Mills Cemetery Walking Tour, Oct. 20th 2 pm to 4 pm

    Insights provided by local historians. Pre-registration required. $10/person, students under 15 free. Proceeds benefit HPBC/HM and Ruddles Mills Cemetery. Click here for more details.

  • Gingerbread Houses with Fonda Eigel, Nov. 16th 2 pm – 4 pm

    Hands-on art & history activities. Learn how to make a gingerbread house with Fonda Eigel. Pre-registration requested, space is limited. You must pre-register by November 9th. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Click here for more details.

  • Santa at the Museum, Dec. 8th 1:30*, 2-4 PM

    Meet Santa and his Museum helpers for free photos, crafts, and cookies. *Families of children with special needs may schedule an appointment between 1:30-2:00 PM. Free & open to the public. Sponsored by Kentucky Bank. Click here for more details.

  • Christmas Party, Dec. 14th 5pm. – 7pm

    Enjoy a festive evening with friends, heavy hors d’oeuvres, & drinks! RSVP by Dec. 12. $35 Members/$40 Non-members/$30 U40. You can reserve online. Proceeds benefit education programs. Click here for more details.

  • Fall Open House: Return to Frontier Kentucky, Sep 15th 2-4 pm

    Join us for our fall open house and driving tour at Fairfield. Light Refreshments will be served. $10 Members/$15 Non-members, no reservations required, pay on-site the day of the tour. Click here for more details.

  • Mary Spears Van Meter Dinner – Friday, August 9th

    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.

  • Exhibit Opening: Hattie Hutchcraft Hill, June 9th – On Display through Sep. 29th

    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.

  • Win, Place & Show Derby Party – April 26th

    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 Chautauqua Speaker “William Wells Brown”

    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 Film Series

    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.

  • Exhibit Opening: Becoming American, Feb. 10th – on display through May 30th

    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.

  • Winter Hours

    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 info@hopewellmuseum.org.

  • Annual Soup Supper & Membership Meeting – Nov. 29th

    Our rescheduled Soup Supper starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 29th. Free & open to members.