Charles Jackson Circus Museum building in Hopkinsville sold

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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The building that houses a Kentucky circus museum has been sold.

The Kentucky New Era reports the Charles Jackson Circus Museum building in Hopkinsville was purchased. The wide-ranging circus memorabilia kept there will soon be included in a rotating exhibit at the Pennyroyal Area Museum.

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Director of the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville and Christian County Alissa Keller says the move will benefit the collection in the long run since the museum hadn’t been drawing in huge number of guests.

Keller expects to have the exhibit up by February.

The building was purchased for $35,000 by two individuals with C & S Investments.

The circus museum was named for the late Charles Jackson, an avid collector of circus memorabilia. The collection ranges from statues and programs to posters.


Information from: Kentucky New Era,


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