Mix up a batch of oozy, green slime at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday while listening to the historic tale of the Kelly Little Green Men at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, 310 E. Ninth St.

This free activity is the fourth of five installments included in the Fun at the Fire Museum series which began last month, said Alissa Keller, Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County executive director.

"The Historic Museums of Hopkinsville-Christian County focused this summer on reaching out to kids in fun ways," Keller said. "This series is a set of five programs that all introduce stories of local history to our younger friends."

Keller said the Kelly Little Green Men story came to life on a sweltering August night about 64 years ago.

"Something peculiar and otherworldly happened on a farm in Kelly (that night)," she said. "The story involves an alleged encounter with aliens and the aftermath of this sighting."

The Kelly Little Green Men story is special to the Christian County community, she said.

"The story is one of the most well-known and fascinating episodes in local history and we want to share this story with all folks of all ages," Keller said. "The story itself is important to our community because it ties us into a larger, national story of UFOs, aliens and subsequent events in the 1950s."

All supplies needed for this one-hour program will be provided.

Participants are asked to pre-register at www.eventbrite.com. Search for "The Little Green Men of Kelly with slime activity." Donations are accepted and appreciated.

The fifth and final installment of the Fun at the Fire Museum series will be at 10:30 a.m. July 25 at the museum. The featured activity will be M&M Math with Stories of Local Notables.

Topics of interest such as the Trail of Tears and local physicist Benjamin Bradshaw have been the focus of previous Fun at the Fire Museum programs, Keller said. During those programs, the hands-on component included crafting a small clay pot and making ice cream in a bag, respectively.

"We also gave a community overview through a downtown walking tour and scavenger hunt based on the book H is for Hopkinsville," she said.

Keller said programs are being hosted at the fire museum to encourage people to visit the facility and learn more about local history, even while the Pennyroyal Area Museum is closed for renovations.

In addition to summer programming, the fire museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 270-887-4270.

Reach Mari-Alice Jasper at 270-887-3262 or mjasper@kentuckynewera.com.

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