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Current Exhibits

Hattie Hutchcraft Hill: Bourbon County’s Adventurous Artist

This exhibit focuses on the art and life of Hattie Hutchcraft Hill, a Bourbon County artist. A contemporary to Paul Sawyier, Hill was trained in Paris, France; Boston; and Cincinnati. She was also a teacher and several works by her students are also on exhibit. Curated by Margaret Layton. On display through September 29.

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

Creative Harvest: Presented by the Hopewell Creative Arts Guild

Opening under new leadership through the recently organized Hopewell Creative Arts Guild, this will be the 18th Annual Creative Harvest exhibit. The exhibit will feature nearly 50 works of 2-D and 3-D art from local and regional artists. On display October 11-December 15, 2019.