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Hopewell Museum

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… Read More

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. We are open 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. Read More

Update: Hopewell Museum Re-Opens

In an abundance of caution in light of the continued spread of COVID-19 and in respect to our volunteers and members who are more at risk if they contract the virus, the Hopewell Museum has decided to close to the public from March 16-April 8. We will re-evaluate as necessary and do our best to communicate to you all as quickly as possible. At this time no decision has been made regarding our planned April events. Read More.

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

18th Annual Creative Harvest Art Exhibit

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

Night at the Museum

Hands-on art & history activities. Activities subject to change. Pre-registration requested, space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All activities are 2-4 PM unless otherwise noted. 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

Gingerbread Houses

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.