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Hopewell Museum



Current Exhibits

Politics the Damnedest: Bourbon County People, Events, & Movements from 1780-1980

ballot box

This exhibit tells the story of people, events, and movements that impacted local, state, and national politics from 1780 to 1980. This exhibit also will feature a section on the 19th Amendment and suffrage. On display through September 4, 2020.

History Hall

Trace your steps from Kentucky’s earliest inhabitants to the farms and communities of today.

Claysville & Ruckerville: Paris’ Historically Black Neighborhoods

Claysville & Ruckerville
Claysville and Ruckerville sprang up following the Civil War as communities for freed slaves. From maps and public lists of the time, we know names and locations of people who lived there and we’ve drawn on community memories to provide details of day to day living.

Garret Morgan Pictorial Display

Garrett MorganLearn about Paris-native Garrett Morgan, his inventions, his many businesses and interests in a pictorial display that is a permanent part of the Paris-Bourbon County History Hall.

Teen Art Studio Exhibit

View the works of local students who meet at the Hopewell Museum weekly to create their own unique works of art under the instruction of Paris-Bourbon County Teen Librarian, Beth Dunston and other guest artists.

Upcoming Exhibits

Hopewell Creative Arts Guild Presents the 19th Annual Creative Harvest Art Exhibit: September 11-December 18, 2020

Creative Harvest

Talented artists of the region bring a multi-faceted exhibit of 2 and 3-D works to the walls of the Museum. On display through December 18.