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History on Tap
May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County for the next History on Tap at Hopkinsville Brewing Company!
In the mid-1970s, Hopkinsville made national headlines when millions of black birds began roosting in the city and exposed thousands of local residents to the threat of contracting the disease histoplasmosis.
Hopkinsville journalist Jennifer Pitzer Brown will relate the story of the black bird invasion. Brown’s late father, Dr. Frank Pitzer, a local pathologist, testified at the Congressional hearing on Hopkinsville’s black bird invasion, and Brown later covered several local news stories about the aftermath and histoplasmosis exposure.