Stories Around the World
- Post Date8/5/2005
- Reading Time1 minute read
One of the Museum’s most requested programs is Stories around the World, where discussions of artifacts are complemented by the telling of related folktales. In the East Asian Gallery, for example, a conversation about a wedding kimono and wedding gifts on display is an introduction to the Japanese folktale The Wedding of the Mouse. Kente cloth in the African Gallery inspires The Spider Weaver, an Ashanti tale.
Two special Saturday morning versions of this program were scheduled for summer, 2005. The hour-long programs include visits to two galleries for stories and talk, then time in the Rowe Learning Center for a story-related craft. The first program, held on July 23, focused on stories from Indonesia and West Africa. In relation to looking at African masks and other artifacts decorated with cowry shells, the children created their own decorated masks to take home. The second program, to be held on August 13, will feature tales from Norway and ancient Greece. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun!