The Hopkins County Heritage Park’s new Winnifred Building will host the 2020 joint meeting of the Hopkins County Historical Society and the Hopkins County Genealogical Society, planned on Thursday August 27 at 7pm. The meeting room allows space for social distancing between guests in the new, spacious facility. Members of the Societies are encouraged to attend.
Historical Society President Rick Wilson and Society members will host the event. Everyone will be treated to a historical presentation by Paula Altenbaumer, who is a member of both Societies. She will portray an early Hopkins County business pioneer, Jenny V. Kirkpatrick Glasscock, wife of Thomas Glasscock, early owners of hotels and bath houses in the downtown district of Sulphur Springs. Best health practices will be in place to insure the safety of those attending. Wearing of masks by attendees is requested. The Winnifred Building, built through patron donations and labor supplied by members of the Historical Society, was dedicated in Spring 2019.