bellwitch 300HOPKINSVILLE, Ky.  (10/17/13) — Make your Halloween more frightful with the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County! Join us Halloween night at 5:30pm, immediately following Downtown Trick-or-Treat, at the fountain of Little River Park at Bethel Street and 9th streets for William T. Turner's recounting of the Legend of the Bell Witch. This haunting account of a poltergeist-like spirit who terrorized the family of John Bell in nearby Adams, Tenn., is the most well-known ghost story in the region. Whether young or old, this tale is guaranteed to send chills up your spine! Bring a warm blanket to enjoy this free Hopkinsville Halloween tradition.

Keeping with the spirit of the season, the Pennyroyal Area Museum will also feature "A Peek inside the Casket: an Exhibit to Die for," a special display that explores the history of funeral customs. From Oct. 23 through Nov. 11. Artifacts on display include caskets, embalming equipment, and portable pieces used by morticians for at-home funerals. These items of the undertaker create a unique exhibit that demonstrates how people have mourned the loss of loved ones through the years.

For more information, contact the museum at (270) 887-4270 or Click Here.

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 are 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sundays and Mondays.

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Information provided by Alissa Keller, Museums of the Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County

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