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Juneteenth Family Storytime

Wed, June 19th, 2024
10:30 am
- 11:30 am

Join us at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, to learn more about the history of Juneteenth and think about what freedom means to you.

Gather in the auditorium, where educational storyteller Desiree Taylor will read aloud Opal Lee’s “Juneteenth, a Children’s Story.” Then head up to the Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation exhibition to engage in conversation as a family using works of art and prompted questions to guide your visit. Our friends from the Milne Library will also be here with books that you can checkout to bring home with you. 

This program is geared for 7- to 12-year-olds and their families and/or caregivers, but all are welcome. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will take place in the auditorium of Lawrence Hall and the upper galleries of WCMA. Visitors can enter through the main museum door and will need to take stairs or an elevator one flight down to the auditorium and then two flights up to the galleries. There is limited parking directly outside the museum on Lawrence Hall Drive but ample parking nearby on public streets and in public lots. Please refer to the map on our Visit page for other parking options.

Desiree Taylor M.Ed., M.A. is an educational storyteller. As a program designer and guest speaker she delivers history programs using an African American lens that get people talking together on issues like justice, survival, hope, and what it means to thrive. She works with diverse audiences from school children to retired populations to create spaces to dialogue about issues past and present. Her background is in American studies and education.

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