‘Hair-Raising History Hike’ Oct. 9 on Broad Street between museums

COOKEVILLE – Hair-raising fun awaits history lovers during Saturday’s History Hike.

The free, self-guided activity, presented by Cookeville Leisure Services, will take place along Broad Street between the Cookeville History Museum (40. E. Broad St.) and Cookeville Depot Museum (116 W. Broad St.). Participants may pick up entry forms at either museum between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

“Most of the legends you’ll discover on this hike are more along the lines of unexplained folklore,” Ashley McKee, Cookeville Museums Education Specialist, said. “That’s why many find them so interesting.”

Two different hikes will be offered along either side of Broad Street. Each begins at one museum and ends at the other.

Those completing the activity will be entered in prize drawings sponsored by Select Designs, Lazy Cow Creamery, Halo Brand and Friends of the Cookeville History Museum.

“Participants may do one or both hikes for more chances to win,” McKee said.

McKee said she always looks forward to October’s History Hike – the year’s final hike – because of the spooky theme that appeals to all ages.

“Who doesn’t enjoy a good ghost story?” she said.

The “Hair-Raising History Hike” goes along with the theme of the Cookeville History Museum’s new “Cookeville HAIRitage” exhibit, which continues through Nov. 6. 

For more information, call the Cookeville History Museum at 931-520-5455 or Cookeville Depot Museum at 931-528-8570.

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