Take ‘selfies’ on the square during Saturday’s History Hike

COOKEVILLE – This month’s History Hike will take participants on a different path – to Cookeville’s Courthouse Square.

“We are excited to not only feature trivia for the historical markers found on the square, but also the courthouse and monuments dedicated to our local veterans,” Ashley McKee, Cookeville museums education specialist, said. “There is a wealth of history found right on our busy square.”

The “Selfies on the Square” History Hike – a free, self-guided activity presented by Cookeville Leisure Services – will take place Aug. 10 between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. beginning at the Cookeville History Museum, 40 E. Broad St. Refreshments will be served.

Participants will need to bring a cell phone or digital camera to make “selfies” along the way. Those completing the task may return to the museum to have their photos checked and be entered in a prize drawing sponsored by Tennessee Legend Distillery at Maddux Place.

“We will give hints to help you find the mystery locations and learn some interesting facts about Cookeville’s Courthouse Square,” McKee said.

Participants are also encouraged to explore the Cookeville History Museum’s “I Spy Cookeville” exhibit, which continues through Aug. 24, featuring picture riddles and other interactive activities for all ages. Admission is free.

History Hikes continue on the second Saturday of each month through October. For more information, call the Cookeville History Museum at 520-5455 or Cookeville Depot Museum at 528-8570.

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