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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.

Cemetery Tour: Cedar Heights – Oct. 23rd 2-3:30 pm

Cedar Heights Cemetery

Join us at Cedar Heights Cemetery and learn more about the history of Paris’s historic African American cemetery organizated by our Historic Preservation committee. $15 per person. RSVP and pay online or contact us at info@hopewellmuseum.org by October 16. Click here for more details.

Mary Spears Van Meter Dinner & Awards – Nov. 18th

Please join us for our annual Mary Spears Van Meter Dinner and Award Ceremony. The event will be Friday, November 18th from 6 pm to 9 pm. Tickets are $45 per person. RSVP deadline is Friday, November 11th. Click here for details and to RSVP online.

Family Fun Day – Christmas Ornaments! – December 18

Bring the family to the Paris High School Cafeteria on December 18 from 1-3 PM. We’ll paint ornaments and decorate cookies while playing some old Christmas favorites! All ages welcome.