Museum plans take-home kits on Edgar Cayce, local history

The kits will be available to pick up Saturday and during spring break with different activities offered each day.

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County has planned some take-home projects for the next week that focus on local history and activities for spring break. 

The first one is a kit that will be available Saturday, April 3. It’s inspired by clairvoyant Edgar Cayce, who is regarded as the father of holistic medicine. It includes information about Cayce and “the importance of slowing down, enjoying nature and using your imagination to center yourself,” Alissa Keller, museum executive director, said in a news release. 

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Edgar Cayce’s typewriter, items from his family home and the Bible he read daily are among the items on display at the Pennyroyal Area Museum

The Cayce kits may be picked up, while supplies last, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the newspaper rack on the Pennyroyal Area Museum portico, 217 E. Ninth St.

More kits, called the Spring Break Make and Take Crafts for Kids, will be available on four consecutive days with a focus on local history and the outdoors. 

The schedule and projects are:

  • Tuesday, April 6: Plant a pennyroyal
  • Wednesday, April 7: Cayce herb salve and sachet
  • Thursday, April 8: Build a birdhouse
  • Friday, April 9: Plant a paper plate garden

Participants can pick up the kits each day between noon and 4 p.m.

An in-person demonstration will be given each day at 1 p.m. for anyone who wants to go inside the museum. COVID-19 precautions, including masks and social distancing, are required in the building. 

The Pennyroyal Area Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. General admission is $5. 

Museum plans take-home kits on Edgar Cayce, local history

Jennifer P. Brown

Jennifer P. Brown is the founder and editor of Hoptown Chronicle. You can reach her at editor@hoptownchronicle.org.

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