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

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. Reserve Online Now!

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

Becoming American: The Immigrant Experience in Bourbon County, Kentucky

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

Soup supper starts at 6 p.m. Free & open to members. At 7 p.m., listen to a lecture by James C. Klotter, PhD., a state historian, based on his recent Oxford University Press book. Lecture is free & open to the public.

Santa at the Museum – Dec. 2nd

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.

Christmas Party – Saturday, Dec. 8th 5-7 p.m.

Enjoy a festive evening with friends, heavy hors d’oeuvres, & drinks! Members $35/non-members $40/U40$30. All proceeds benefit HPBC/Hopewell Museum’s education programs.

Creative Harvest Exhibit Opening, Oct. 12th

Join us for the opening of the Creative Harvest exhibit on Friday, October 12th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum. The exhibit will be on display through December 16th.

North Middletown Cemetery Tour


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.