COOKEVILLE –You’ll need a car for this month’s History Hike.
The free activity – which involves hunting for historical markers – will take place Saturday between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. starting at the Cookeville History Museum, 40 E. Broad St. Refreshments will be served.
“Normally, History Hikes are completed on foot between the Cookeville History Museum and Cookeville Depot Museum on Broad Street,” Ashley McKee, Cookeville museums education specialist, said. “But this month’s challenge is different. We’re calling it a History Hunt Car Tour.”
Participants will receive a map with clues to find the locations of historical markers. At the same time, they’ll learn the history of significant people and places in Putnam County’s history.
“We want you to hunt down these historical markers and take selfies with your cell phone or digital camera to prove you were there,” McKee said. “You can also tag the Cookeville History Museum in your selfies on Facebook.”
Those who find all the historical markers and return their entry forms to the history museum by 4 p.m. will be entered in a prize drawing sponsored by Cumberland Auto.
“For this activity, you can enjoy the A/C or the wind through your hair,” McKee said. “The tour is self-guided and self-paced, so take a cruise around our beautiful county while learning about some history where it actually happened.”
History Hikes will continue on the second Saturday of each month through October.
Cookeville History Museum is part of the Historical Arts Division of the City of Cookeville Department of Leisure Services and Public Facilities. For more information, call 931-520-5455.