The Owensboro Museum of Science and History is launching a new fundraising series with a historical twist, starting with “History Served Up, Bar-B-Q Style!” this Thursday. The event will run from 6-8 p.m. and includes dinner, silent auction, and local history-themed quilt giveaway — as well as a historical portrayal of Harry Green, the first person in Owensboro to commercially sell barbecue.
Tickets are $30 per person and includes a barbecue dinner of pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, cornbread, bread pudding and three drink tickets for beer or wine. History will be “served up” by regional actor McCellus Mays through his portrayal of Green. Musical entertainment will be provided by Charlene Blay and 2nd Edition. A temporary Owensboro barbecue mini-exhibit will also be unveiled that evening.
Patrons attending the event will automatically be entered into a drawing for a local history-themed “Explore Owensboro” quilt created in the Log Cabin quilt pattern by Pam Bivens. Anyone interested in additional opportunities to win the quilt can purchase a $5 ticket by calling or visiting the museum, or purchasing a ticket the evening of the event. Other silent auction items that evening include an autographed photo of Coach John Calipari, several bourbon collections and a variety of themed gift baskets.
Patrons may order tickets by calling the OMSH at 270-687-2732.
This event will be chaired by OMSH board member Pam Smith-Wright and is sponsored by Dahl and Groezinger and Thacker Wealth and Retirement.
Future “History Served Up” events will be announced this summer.