Georgetown, Kentucky: Pete, Robot Talking Crow

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Georgetown-Scott County Museum

Address:
229 E. Main St., Georgetown, KY
Directions:
Georgetown and Scott County Museum. On the north side of US Hwy 460/E. Main St. at the corner of Mulberry St., which is three blocks east of US Hwy 25.
Hours:
W-Sa 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
502-863-6201
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Pete, Robot Talking Crow
An animatronic replica of the town's loud-mouthed bird, dead nearly 200 years, entertains visitors to the county museum. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Pete, Robot Talking Crow.

Pete, Robot Talking Crow

Pete the Talking Crow must be broken, as his red talk button is covered in plastic. But Pete is still on exhibit.

[Jody High, 08/24/2020]
Pete, Legendary Talking Crow

After years of unwelcome silence, Pete, the Legendary Talking Crow of Georgetown, has begun talking again. Pete, who is a robot crow, had been mute ever since a lightning strike fried his motor several years ago. But according to the Georgetown College News, Pete's hardware and software have been repaired and updated by Georgetown alumnus Michael McCord, who now also supplies Pete's prerecorded voice. This is a significant improvement for Pete, because even before the lightning strike he only spoke in Japanese, having been reprogrammed for a Georgetown "sister city" visit to Japan and then never un-reprogrammed.

The original Pete, in whose memory the robot was built, only spoke English, and was shot to death in 1832.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 12/01/2015]

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