05 Jan 2021

January 2021

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Beat the Winter Blues with Museums!

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County is offering a number of programs throughout the month of January. To ensure the health and safety of all, this month’s special programs will all be virtual.

  • Museum-at-Home: Bird Feeder Kits, available Saturday, January 9 from 10am-4pm on the Pennyroyal Area Museum’s front porch
    • Stop by the Pennyroyal Area Museum to pick up a Museum-At-Home kit! This month’s kit includes the story of the black bird invasion of the 1970s and all the makings of a simple bird feeder for your yard.
  •  Food for Thought: Museum Book Club, Tuesday, January 19 at Noon
    • Join the Museum’s virtual book club! We’ll meet virtually (for now) to discuss a book that explores local history and culture and is by a local writer. First up: Ted Poston’s The Dark Side of Hopkinsville. Hopkinsville native Ted Poston is widely known as the Dean of Black Journalists and was the first African American to work for a mainstream newspaper in the country. Published after his death, this collection of short stories shares Poston’s experiences growing up as an African American in Hopkinsville in the early 1900s. The stories combine excellent writing and humor to examine difficult issues. Purchase a copy at The Vault by Planters Bank shop in the Pennyroyal Area Museum, or check one out from the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library.
    • Join the meeting here:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84401609856
  • History on Tap: Stuart Sanders and Murder on the Ohio Belle, Thursday, January 28 at 6:30pm
    • Stuart Sanders, Director of Research and Collections at the Kentucky Historical Society, zooms into our first History on Tap of 2021. Sanders recently published his fourth book: Murder on the Ohio Belle, a true tale of murder, mystery, antebellum honor culture, classism, and vigilante justice. Grab your favorite brew from Hopkinsville Brewing Company and tune in as Sanders weaves this fascinating story drawn on eyewitness accounts of the 1856 double murder.
    • Join the meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88563818721
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