HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (8/20/13) – The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County announces the 2nd Annual Tobacco War Pilgrimage to be held on September 27-28, 2013.
The events of the weekend commemorate a period of agricultural crisis, economic boycott, and vigilante rebellion that affected every aspect of life in the region. Join us Friday night for an Old Time Street Fair and the Night Rider Tobacco Raid Re-enactment. Saturday’s events include the Tobacco Bus Tour, showings of the documentary Farming in the Black Patch, and the Trial of the Night Riders. (See below for complete schedule with prices.)
Tickets can be purchased at the Pennyroyal Area Museum, 217 E. 9th Street in Hopkinsville, or online at tobaccowarpilgrimage.com
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
• Old Time Street Fair, Liberty Street between the Pennyroyal Area Museum and First Presbyterian Church
- Old-fashioned games, live music, and food provide good wholesome fun for the whole family!
- Times: 6 – 9 p.m./Cost: FREE, in conjunction with First Presbyterian Church
• Night Rider Tobacco Raid Re-enactment, Pennyroyal Area Museum
- This hayride re-enacts the night of December 7, 1907 when an army of Night Riders attacked and burned tobacco warehouses in downtown Hopkinsville.
- Times: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m./Cost: $10
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
• Tobacco Bus Tour: A Journey through the Black Patch, Pennyroyal Area Museum
- Tour the outskirts of Christian, Trigg, and Caldwell counties as you learn more about the Night Rider movement. The bus tour includes a visit to Dr. Amoss’s house at Cobb and a tour of Adsmore in Princeton.
- Times: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m./Cost: $30 (includes lunch and admission fees)
• Farming in the Black Patch documentary, Pennyroyal Area Museum
- This new documentary chronicles the history of dark-fired tobacco through the experiences of one family in Western Kentucky.
- Times: 10 a.m. and 3 p.m./Cost: Free with admission to the Pennyroyal Area Museum
- In 1911, the Night Rider movement culminated with the trial of Dr. David Amoss, the movement’s alleged leader, in the Christian County Courthouse. This thought-provoking play depicts the landmark event that decided the fate of the Night Riders, once and for all.
- Times: 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m./Cost: $12
Purchase tickets for the Night Rider Tobacco Raid Re-enactment, the Tobacco Bus Tour, and the Trial of the Night Riders at a discounted rate!
The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County is located at 217 East 9th Street in downtown Hopkinsville and includes the Pennyroyal Area Museum, the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, and the Charles Jackson Circus Museum. General admission to the Museum is $2 with special rates for seniors and children; there is no admission fee for the Museum Shop. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Information provided by Historic Museums of Hopkinsville
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