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Join us throughout February, as we celebrate Black History Month with renowned theatrical performances, a display of important figures in Black history envisioned as comic book heroes by local artist Shawn Dunwoody, and a museum-wide quest highlighting artifacts related to Black history and play. On February 6, at noon and 2 p.m., witness Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC, visiting the museum with their acclaimed shows African Folktales and Freedom Songs.


February 6, 2022
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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When children pretend, they’re using their imaginations to move beyond the bounds of reality. A stick can be a magic wand. A sock can be a puppet. A small child can be a superhero.

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Fred Rogers, American television personality, 1928–2003

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