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Saturday January 20, 2018
"World War I and America"
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibit, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort. The exhibit has been extended through April 30, 2018!      
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor
Saturday January 20, 2018
Historic Coal Mine Tour - The Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!   
Time: 11:30AM-12:30PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop area - Ends in The Coal Mine!
Saturday January 20, 2018
Live Penguin Show! Visit with an African Penguin from the Newport Aquarium!
Join us for our first live penguin show of the day in our Mammoth Lobby! Greenberry, an African Penguin from the Newport Aquarium, and his two handlers from the Aquarium's Wave Foundation, will be on hand to share a truly exciting penguin experience! We'll learn all about penguins - what they eat, how they live, where they live and the dangers they face. After the talk, patrons will have a chance to visit with Greenberry up close, pet him and make photographs! This event is included with the price of admission, $5.00 per person with children two years and under free. As usual, it is free for museum members!
Time: 1:00PM-2:00PM
Location: Museum's Mammoth Lobby
Saturday January 20, 2018
Live Penguin Show! Visit with an African Penguin from the Newport Aquarium!
Join us for the second live penguin show of the day in our Mammoth Lobby! Greenberry, an African Penguin from the Newport Aquarium, and his two handlers from the Aquarium's Wave Foundation, will be on hand to share a truly exciting penguin experience! We'll learn all about penguins - what they eat, how they live, where they live and the dangers they face. After the talk, patrons will have a chance to visit with Greenberry up close, pet him and make photographs! This event is included with the price of admission, $5.00 per person with children two years and under free. As usual, it is free for museum members! 
Time: 2:30PM-3:30PM
Location: Museum's Mammoth Lobby
Saturday January 20, 2018
Historic Coal Mine Tour - The Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!    
Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop area - Ends in The Coal Mine!