07 Feb 2023

February is Black History Month

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February 9, 6pm: The Supper Club

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Human Rights Commission of Hopkinsville-Christian County invite you to join The Supper Club: Inspiring Cultural & Culinary Conversations, an open group that will explore the diversity of our community through food. The club is open to anyone who loves food, conversation, and learning about other cultures through commensality, which means together at the table.

The Supper Club will meet at the Pennyroyal Area Museum at 6 pm on the second Thursday of February, April, June, October, and December. We will meet on the third Thursday in August. Each program will feature a different ethnic food. The recipe will be demonstrated for the group by a special “chef,” and everyone will have the opportunity to taste the cuisine. Guests will take home a recipe and any unique ingredients required to cook the dish at home.

Up first on February 9th at 6pm: Kenyan with Dr. David W. Kabithe.

February 11, 11am: learning where we belong: a bell hooks conversation series

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Christian County Literacy Council is continuing the conversation of bell hooks and her work on Saturday, February 11 at 11am at the Corner Coffeehouse. This conversation will center around hooks’s book Belonging: A Culture of Place.

Writer, cultural critic, and Hopkinsville native bell hooks explores what it means to be connected to a place and how that place shapes and affects who we are. hooks writes of creating a narrative map of her past and how that represented the geography of her heart. Through this connection to our past and with a rootedness in a place, hooks evokes a powerful vision of the beloved community where all people can feel as though they belong.

Conversation will be led by Jennifer P. Brown, Francene Gilmer, Alissa Keller, and Gwenda Motley. Reading the book is not necessary; however, limited copies will be available at the Pennyroyal Area Museum or can be purchased through Amazon.

The discussion is FREE to attend.

February 18, 11am-2pm: Super Saturday

This month’s activities will be all about Black History with a focus on local stories and contributions. Activities begin at 11am include crafts, a food experience, museum scavenger hunt, and story time. Children’s books will be read on the hour beginning at 11am. Three stories will be shared: Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter, Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed, and Skin Again by bell hooks. Each story shares a different theme related to African American history and experiences. Crafts and activities will correlate to the books.

Regular admission rates apply: $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for kids (ages 4-12), and free for little ones (3 and under). Admission is FREE for Museum Members and active duty military and their families.

February 21, 5pm-7pm: Local Legends with Hopkinsville High School’s Black Student Union

Sharing stories of great accomplishments and contributions, students will enhance the museum’s exhibition with presentations on Local Legends from our local African American community. From Ted Poston and bell hooks to Attucks High School and Brooks Memorial Hospital, this program will highlight the people, places, and organizations that continue to make our history vibrant and diverse.

Light refreshments will be served, and a children’s corner with crafts and storytime will be available. The program is FREE and open to the public.

February 23, 6:30pm: History on Tap

February 28: 6pm: Books at the Bar, There is a River

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