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History on Tap - The Blackbird Invasion

  • Hopkinsville Brewing Company 102 E 5th St Hopkinsville (map)

In the mid-1970s, Hopkinsville made national headlines when millions of black birds began roosting in the city and exposed thousands of local residents to the threat of contracting the disease histoplasmosis.

Hopkinsville journalist Jennifer Pitzer Brown will relate the story of the black bird invasion. Brown's late father, Dr. Frank Pitzer, a local pathologist, testified at the Congressional hearing on Hopkinsville's black bird invasion, and Brown later covered several local news stories about the aftermath and histoplasmosis exposure.

Earlier Event: May 27
Memorial Day