Living History @ Home: Celebrating Juneteenth

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Wed, 06/09/2021 - 15:00
Wed, June 9th, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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What did a historical Juneteenth celebration look like? Find out how people across the country celebrated Juneteenth and Freedom Day in the late 19th century. Find out how to set your Juneteenth table, and what to do with the decorations you made. Then, settle in to learn songs traditionally sung at Juneteenth celebrations!

Sing along during our Celebrating Juneteenth program. Download the lyrics here.

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Living History @ Home: What is Juneteenth?

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Wed, 06/02/2021 - 15:00
Wed, June 2nd, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Discover Juneteenth, the annual celebration of the end of American chattel slavery on June 19, 1865. Explore its origins, how it has changed over time, and the many local traditions connected with the holiday. Listen to narratives of formerly enslaved persons as they describe how they learned about the end of slavery. And: Learn how to make a Juneteenth flag and other festive decorations!  

Materials needed: construction paper (preferably red, green, black), markers, tape, unsharpened pencil or other small wooden stick

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Living History @ Home: Celebrating Pinkster!

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Wed, 05/19/2021 - 15:00
Wed, May 19th, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Living History @ Home: Get Ready for Pinkster with Us!

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Wed, 05/12/2021 - 15:00
Wed, May 12th, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Get ready for Pinkster, an African American festival celebrated in Dutch New York and rooted in the Christian feast of Pentecost. Watch historical interpreters prepare a meal for Pinkster over an open fire and then join us in finding out what items and foods would have been present at the festival.

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Living History @ Home: What is Pinkster?

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Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:00
Wed, May 5th, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Living History @ Home: The Black Press in the Age of Jim Crow

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Wed, 04/21/2021 - 15:00
Wed, April 21st, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Join us to learn about newspapers serving Black communities during the age of Jim Crow. Discover the techniques of reporting used by Black journalists such as Ida B. Wells, then take a close look at articles from Black and white American newspapers.

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Living History @ Home: Let's Do Laundry!

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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 15:00
Wed, April 14th, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Have you ever wondered how people did laundry in the time before there was running water or electricity? In honor of National Laundry Day, learn how people in the 18th century cleaned their linens. Then, join us while we do a load of laundry, 18th-century style!

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Living History @ Home: Meet the Tiffany Girls

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Wed, 03/17/2021 - 15:00
Wed, March 17th, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Living History @ Home: March with the Suffragists!

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Wed, 03/24/2021 - 15:00
Wed, March 24th, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Votes for women! Join our Historical interpreters to discover the many different methods used by suffragists such as Alice Paul, Mary Church Turrell, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to encourage male voters to vote “yes!” for women’s right to vote. Then, make your own sign or sash and display your creation during our virtual march!

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Living History @ Home: Madam C.J. Walker

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Wed, 03/10/2021 - 15:00
Wed, March 10th, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Did you know that Madam C. J. Walker was the first female self-made millionaire in America? In the face of racism and sexism, she sold a line of haircare for Black women and trained other Black women to start salons. Discover how she developed a successful, nationwide business that benefited herself, women, and Black people in America. Then brainstorm your own business idea and how you will use that business for change!

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