The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County is hosting three special events throughout the month of January via Zoom to get the public involved with the museum during the pandemic.

On Jan. 9, bird feeder kits will be available on the Pennyroyal Area Museum’s front porch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The kit will include the story of the black bird invasion of the 1970s and the components to make a simple bird feeder at home.

The museum has a virtual book club that will meet Jan. 19 at noon. This month’s meeting explores Ted Poston’s “The Dark Side of Hopkinsville.” Poston was a Hopkinsville Native, known as the Dean of Black Journalists. He was the first African American to work for a mainstream newspaper in the country.

Published after his death, this book shares Poston’s perspective on growing up as an African American in Hopkinsville during the 1900s. Copies of this book are available for purchase at The Vault by Planters Bank shop in the Pennyroyal Area Museum and check out from the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library.

This month’s History on Tap will be online on Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. and is the first of 2021. Director of Research and Collections at the Kentucky Historical Society, Stuart Sanders will discuss his fourth book, “Murder on the Ohio Belle.”

Zoom links are available on the Museums of Hopkinsville-Christian County website under the events tab.

The Pennyroyal Area Museum is open and available for students in the Virtual Learning Academy during regular operating hours. Social distanced desks and free wifi are available for use.

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