University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

When the Shadbush Blooms

Wednesday 28 June 2017
10:15AM - 11:00AM
Penn Museum

Kids attending Storytime Expeditions

Today when a Lenape girl ventures to the stream to fish for shad, she knows that another girl did the same generations before. Through the cycle of the seasons, what is important has remained the same: being with family, knowing when berries are ripe for picking, listening to stories in a warm home. Told by Traditional Sister and Contemporary Sister, each from her own time, this is a book about tradition and about change. Then and now are not so very different when the shadbush blooms. This program complements the World Wonders: The Ways of the Lenape program.

Free with General Admission

Storytime Expeditions summer series features storybooks and touchable artifacts specially selected to introduce young readers to cultural themes and traditions represented in our museum galleries. This hands-on learning opportunity not only broadens world cultural knowledge, but also establishes basic museum literacy and critical thinking skills. This program is designed for children between the ages of 4 and 8. No reservations are required, but space is limited due to the nature of our gallery spaces. Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to book ahead. Contact Learning Programs at 215.746.6774. Free with Museum General Admission.

Related program: World Wonders at 11:00 am

After each Storytime Expeditions program, children ages 5-13 and their chaperones or families may participate in World Wonders, globally focused performances of music, dance, theater, science programs, and more. Space is limited. Groups of 10 or more should book ahead by calling (215)746-6774.


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