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Fall Open House – Woodlawn/”Tucker House”, Aug. 19th

tree-lined driveway

FALL OPEN HOUSE! This year’s featured home belongs to Steve and Cindy Stewart. The Woodlawn property, also known as the ‘Tucker House’, is located at 1519/1521 Peacock Road. Come see the extensive restoration of this beautiful Federalist-style home built in 1818. You’ll be guided through the house and yards, with detailed accounts of the renovation and history of the property. Saturday, August 19th, 2:00pm. Refreshments provided. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Click here for more details and to RSVP online.

Mary Spears Van Meter Dinner – Aug 11th, 6 p.m.

Celebrate HPBC’s Founder’s Day with Guest Speakers The Megibben Family and Sannie Overly and witness the presentation of the 2023 Mary Spears Van Meter Historic Preservation Award. Cocktails start at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. Click here for more details and to RSVP Online!

A Weekend of Jazz, July 14-16

Silhoutes of two people playing musical instruments with a golden background

Join us for a weekend of jazz celebrating the life of Bourbon County’s own jazz musician, Bill Coleman. Friday, July 14, at the Paris Bourbon County Library, Bill Allison will discuss Mr. Coleman’s life. On Saturday, July 15, at the Hopewell Museum, enjoy dinner and live jazz by the Walnut Street Ramblers, along with a live and silent auction. On Sunday, July 16, a free jazz concert will be held. Click here for more details and to RSVP online.

Box Supper in Millersburg – May 20th

picture of downtown millersburg featuring historic buildings

Join us for our Box Supper in Millersburg on Saturday, May 20th. Attendees will tour the Millersburg Colored School, the ArtCroft Gallery, and the Woods Chapel CME Church. Click here for more details and to register online.
Photo by Christopher L. Riley, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Closing Reception for Tom Williams Woodcarving, July 28th

spoons carved out of wood

Join us at the Hopewell Museum on July 28th from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. for the closing reception for the Tom Williams Woodcarving exhibit. Tom will play music for us and his wife, Sherry Chandler, will share her poetry. Light refreshments available. For more details click here.

Welcome New Director: Denise Brown – Apr. 27th

Paris-Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours - Hopewell Musuem Enjoy a night of networking and meet the museum's new executive director.

Come meet our new director Denise Brown at the Paris-Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on April 27th at 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Hopewell Museum. Enjoy a night of networking! Click here for more details.

Building Community in Adversity

Western High School students from the class of 1958, standing in front of an ice cream parlor.

Building Community in Adversity, Hopewell Museum’s latest exhibit, celebrates the struggles and accomplishments of African Americans in Paris and Bourbon County during the onerous decades of Jim Crow segregation. This exhibit in honor of Black History Month demonstrates how African Americans built community through churches, schools, organizations, businesses, and neighborhoods when they were not welcome in other segments of the community.

Holiday Party & Annual Meeting for Museum Members

Hopewell Museum members are invited to a festive evening on December 10 from 6:00—9:00 p.m. with our holiday party and annual membership meeting. For more details about the event (including potluck holiday soup supper signup) and information on how to join our organization, please click here.

Fall ArtWalk – Sept. 16th 5-8 pm

Stop by the Hopewell Museum during ArtWalk on Friday, September 16th from 5pm to 8pm. We will feature two artists: Alicia Frazier and Andy Sunda. We will also have an activity table on Main Street. FREE!

Creative Harvest Open until December 9th

Please stop by Hopewell Museum to see the 21st Creative Harvest exhibit featuring local artists. The exhibit will be on display until close of business on Friday, December 9th.