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New Exhibits for the Summer! The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County invites you to visit and enjoy our new featured exhibit: Lights, Camera, Action! Hopkinsville Goes to the Show. This exhibit explores the history of theaters and movies in the city. Since its earliest days, Hopkinsville has offered its citizens venues for entertainment. This exhibit celebrates the dawn of the golden age of movies in this community. From the first “moving picture show” at Holland’s Opera House in 1905, to the introduction of “talkies” at the Princess Theater in 1928, to the drive-in theaters of the 1950s and 1960s, local theaters have provided us with entertainment for more than a century. Items in the exhibit include period clothing and accessories, loads of photographs, pieces from the historic Alhambra Theater, and more! The Pennyroyal Treasures exhibit currently features archaeological remnants in a display titled Unearthing Christian County’s Courthouse. These items were discovered during recent renovations to the current courthouse and date from the courthouse that was burned by Confederate Gen. Hylan B. Lyons in 1864. View bricks, glass, plaster, ornamental ironwork, and other elements from the 1838 courthouse. Don’t miss the Hoptown Hoppers: Then & Now display! This exhibit incorporates historic Hoppers memorabilia from the early 20th century with items from today’s teams. See autographed baseballs and jerseys from the 1930s and from the current team, as well as a collection of items and photographs that help show how history is repeating itself at our community’s baseball fields. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.museumsofhopkinsville.org/category/events/
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