Soul of Second Street Festival returns to Danville in August

By |2022-07-18T19:29:50+00:00July 18th, 2022|

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the Soul of Second Street Festival returns to downtown Danville on Saturday, Aug. 27. Held at Constitution Square Park, the event is a celebration of Danville’s African American legacy. “We are really excited to be back,” said program coordinator Michael Hughes. “This event means so much to the [...]

The Spirit of Second Street

By |2019-03-07T15:09:53+00:00July 3rd, 2018|

Around every corner in Danville, you’ll find a window on the past. That’s especially true if you’re turning a corner onto 2nd Street, long a business and social center for the city’s African American populace. Doric Lodge No. 18, built in 1920 with donations from its masonic brotherhood, was the anchor of the 2nd Street [...]

At Home on Chaplin Hill

By |2018-07-10T02:03:16+00:00July 3rd, 2018|

Originally constructed as a stone house in 1790 and expanded as an antebellum plantation house in the 1840s and 1850s, Chaplin Hill Bed and Breakfast, at 4221 Perryville Road in Danville, is a popular retreat on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. As you approach by the long, tree-lined drive, you’ll be impressed by the stateliness of [...]

Danville: History Lives Here

By |2022-06-06T19:34:32+00:00July 3rd, 2018|

Your day of Central Kentucky history begins on a tranquil Bluegrass morning, after a stay in the simple luxury of one of Danville’s historic bed-and-breakfasts. Perhaps you’ve stayed at Chaplin Hill, a plantation house dating to 1790, and you’re enjoying coffee in their lovely boxwood garden. Or perhaps you’ve rested, like generations before you, at [...]

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