02 Apr 2021

Spring at the Museums

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Spring is Sprung!

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County is in the mood for Spring with a variety of special programs. While some programs will remain virtual to ensure the health and safety of all, we are offering a few in-person programs this month. In-person programs will follow health guidelines; participants and visitors will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing measures.

Museum-at-Home: Get Centered!

  • When: Saturday, April 3 from 10am-4pm*
  • Where: Pennyroyal Area Museum’s front porch

Stop by the Pennyroyal Area Museum to pick up a Museum-At-Home kit! This month’s kit contains information on Edgar Cayce and the importance of slowing down, enjoying nature, and using your imagination to center yourself. Kits will be available in the newspaper rack on the portico of the Pennyroyal Area Museum. *while supplies last

Spring Break Make ‘N’ Take Crafts for Kids

  • When: Tuesday, April 6 – Friday, April 9 from 12pm-4pm with a demonstration at 1pm*
  • Where: Pennyroyal Area Museum

Spend Spring Break with the Museums! We will have a different craft available each day from Tuesday through Friday. Each kit tells a little about some aspect of local history. The schedule for the week includes the following:

  • Tuesday, April 6: Plant a Pennyroyal
  • Wednesday, April 7: Cayce Herb Salve & Sachet
  • Thursday, April 8: Build a Birdhouse
  • Friday, April 9: Plant a Paper Plate Garden

Join us to make your craft and for a demonstration each day at 1pm, or pick up a kit from the newspaper rack on the portico of the Pennyroyal Area Museum any time after noon. *while supplies last

History on Tap: A Shot in the Moonlight with Ben Montgomery

  • When: Thursday, April 22 at 6:30pm
  • Where: Virtual, Facebook Live

Pulitzer Prize finalist and best-selling author Ben Montgomery joins us for a discussion of his new book about a sensational true story of George Dinning, a freed slave, who in 1899 joined forces with a Confederate war hero in search of justice in the Jim Crow South. This story of mob violence in nearby Simpson County leads to one of the strangest legal episodes in American history and strikes at the heart of racial injustices and unlikely retribution at the turn of 20th century. Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, Montgomery resurrects this dramatic, but largely forgotten, story.

For more information on this fascinating tale – and to order a copy, visit https://www.benmontgomerywrites.com/books.

Food for Thought: Museum Book Club and Robert Penn Warren

  • When: Tuesday, April 27 at Noon
  • Where: Virtual, see below to register

Join us for the second installment of the Museum’s Book Club! We’re meeting virtually once again to discuss works that explore local history and culture by local writers. Up this month are selections by Robert Penn Warren. The native of Todd County was a poet, novelist, and literary critic who served as the Poet Laureate and won three Pulitzer Prizes – one for his novel All the King’s Men and two for poetry.

We will discuss Warren’s life and work during this lunchtime program. We encourage folks to read anything by Warren, but here are a few suggestions with a local and regional flair:

  • Short Story: “Circus in the Attic”
  • Poems: “Redwing Blackbirds,” “Last Meeting,” “Sitting on Farm Lawn on Sunday Afternoon,” “True Love,” and “Gold Glade”

To join the virtual discussion, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/x/food-for-thought-museum-book-club-tickets-148809877349

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