Ancient Biblical Artifacts on Display at the York House

This post was written by jshepherd1102 | January 26, 2017

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The historic York House of Downtown Pikeville, Kentucky, will be the home of the Khirbet El-Maqatir Biblical Artifacts exhibit. The exhibit opened January 21, 2017, and features over 150 items from ancient Israel, Jordan and the surrounding regions. Some of these artifacts are over 3000 years old, and shine more light on Biblical narratives such as Israel’s struggle against Babylon, to the ministry of Jesus.

What kind of artifacts will be presented?
The collection includes artifacts from the centuries before Abraham, throughout biblical history to the time of Jesus. Some of the highlights include:

  • A cuneiform tablet from the time of Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon
  • An idol from the time of the biblical patriarchs
  • Tiles from the Tenth Roman Legion that destroyed Jerusalem in 70 A.D.
  • Slingstones from the period of biblical kings (think David and Goliath)
  • A 4,000-year-old stone bowl from a site some experts believe is Sodom
  • Oil lamps from the time of Abraham to the time of Jesus
  • Many more examples of artifacts from the biblical period

For more details, click here.

Artists’ Spotlight Night at the Hilton Garden Inn

This post was written by jshepherd1102 | July 25, 2016

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Pike County Tourism CVB will be having a fundraiser event, “Artists’ Spotlight Night at The Hilton Garden Inn”, Friday, July 29th, 2016. This event is being hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn terrace, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for this event are $25/person, and can be purchased in advance at the Pike County Tourism CVB office, located on the bottom floor of the Pikeville Hampton Inn, or at the door as available. This event will feature great food, a cash bar, refreshments, children’s activities and door prizes, with entertainment provided by Jim Hunt and the Jaguars, Jason Goble and Marlana VanHoose.

A full menu of the food available for this event includes: mini chicken salad croissants, chicken tenders with assorted dipping sauces, finger sandwiches (ham, turkey, roast beef with and without cheese), BBQ meatballs, deviled egg potato salad, macaroni salad, cheese trays, vegetable trays and fruit trays, and an assorted decadent cookie tray. Food will be provided by Food City of Pikeville, Kentucky.

This event is a replacement for the “Under the Fireworks at the Hilton Garden Inn Terrace” event, which was canceled earlier this month due to weather. The goal for this fundraiser is to raise funds to help showcase Eastern Kentucky artists, singers, bands, theatres, arts and crafts at the Kentucky State Fair Pike County Booth on August 18th – August 28th. This booth educates the potential visitor on Eastern Kentucky’s tourism offerings, with materials about festivals, events, white water rafting, theatres and museums, history and outdoor adventure, hiking, biking and waterways.

This year, Pike County Tourism CVB plans to showcase regional artist at the state fair, along with a historical display featuring Hatfield & McCoy artifacts, a lounging area to host conversations with state fair visitors and a small front porch style stage. The proceeds of this fundraiser will go toward the Kentucky State Fair booth setup and rental, as well as the lodging, food and gas allowance for Eastern Kentucky artists to be showcased. This event attracts over 600,000 people a year, and is a great way to display what beautiful Eastern Kentucky offers.

VIP tables are also available for sponsors, which will cost $350.00, and will include a banner on the balcony with business logo and information, a fully decorated table for eight in the VIP section, and special mention throughout the night during this event. Sponsors will also get their business featured on radio announcements, EKB television and social media promotions for the event.

For More information, contact Pike County Tourism CVB at (606) 432-5063

Download the Artists Spotlight Night flyer.

 Event Gallery

Purchase your tickets here:

Price: $25.00 USD
Enjoy live music, great food and a cash bar. All sales final, tickets non-refundable. Proceeds will go towards funding the travel, lodging and meal accommodations for artists from Pike County, Kentucky and the surrounding area to be featured at the Kentucky State Fair, 2016.




Reserve VIP Table for Your Business

VIP tables are also available for sponsors, which will cost $350.00, and will include a banner on the balcony with business logo and information, a fully decorated table for eight in the VIP section, and special mention throughout the night during this event. Sponsors will also get their business featured on radio announcements, EKB television and social media promotions for the event.

Tables are also available. Contact us for details.

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