On a sunny and beautiful Friday afternoon Covington locals, Pam Thompson and Logan Jacques decided to take a stroll through the historic downtown square in Covington. They were on the corner next to the Hollywood of the South museum and he noticed the sign in the store window. He rushed inside and was so excited to tour the museum!
“Both his grandfather and father worked security for various films and TV shows in Covington,” Pam told us “Logan relates to the shows, In the Heat of the Night and Dukes of Hazzard because his grandfather worked on these sets and has heard the stories.” How cool is it that Logan’s grandfather passed down these amazing memories to him?
Logan was fascinated with the museum from the start and even took a picture behind the jail bars from In the Heat of the Night. Pam said, “I loved watching him react as he walked through the museum and see his smile.” Pam described her grandson as an old soul because he is obsessed with old movies and TV shows. Especially Dukes of Hazzard!
After they toured the museum, Logan told the staff that he was the biggest Dukes fan. Who would’ve thought that a sixth grader in this day in age would be a huge Dukes fan!
We decided to give Logan a once in a lifetime chance to wear Cooter’s hat, which makes him the only one to wear it besides Cooter, himself. He was so thrilled and giddy about wearing the hat! His grandmother remarked, “He even told his daddy, as soon as he got home.” Logan told his grandmother that the TV & Film museum was his favorite spot on the square. I was there to see this memorable experience and he was grinning from ear to ear “We plan to come back to the museum again over Christmas break,” said Pam.
“Everyone should see this museum and how this museum is keeping these shows alive,” Pam stated. We enjoyed having Pam and Logan visit the museum and have the opportunity to see him wear Cooter’s hat.
One of the most incredible discoveries about visiting the TV & Film museum, is to see generational conversations, like this, where families share memories. Come by the Hollywood of the South Television and Film Museum to have this kind of experience. We would love to see you there!