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Hoptown History Hero Virtual Summer Camp

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County as they offer a virtual camp this summer!

The “camp” will begin on Tuesday, June 9 and will run for eight consecutive weeks to conclude with a final party and ceremony on Saturday, August 1. Each week focuses on an era or interesting stories from our community’s history. At the end of each week, our heroes-in-training will earn a special badge – and at the end of the program, participants will become an official Hoptown History Hero.

The program is geared for kids between ages 7 and 12. Modifications for younger children and even for adults are available upon request.

Registration for the program is required and opens on Friday, May 22. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoptown-history-hero-summer-camp-tickets-105994536512 or by calling 270-887-4270 on Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Registration fee is $75 per person for the 8-week program.

Just want to join for one week? Registration for each week individually is $15 per person and can be done online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoptown-history-hero-summer-camp-tickets-105994536512 or by calling 270-887-4270.

Museum Members receive a 20% discount on full or weekly registration. Interested in becoming a Museum Member? Visit http://www.museumsofhopkinsville.org/membership/ for more information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Museum at 270-887-4270 or by email at [email protected]. For event flyer, please see below.

 

Constitution Day with Chief Justice Minton

Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton, Jr. will speak on the history of the Constitution. Chief Justice Minton is the 5th Kentucky Chief Justice.

A reception will follow Chief Justice Minton’s presentation followed by a showing of the University of Pennsylvania’s three-part documentary “Key Constitutional Concepts.”

A link to Hillsdale College’s “Constitution 101” 10-part course will be available on select computers in the Reference/Genealogy Department, located on the second floor.

Pocket copies of the Constitution will be available for attendees at no charge.

The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, the DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into Public Law #915 on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.