Monday, September 28, 2009

Pasadena Museum of History offers free family program Oct. 11

Family Stories: A Celebration of Community
Sunday, October 11, 12:00-6:30 pm at Pasadena Museum of History

The public is invited to a special, free, community gathering featuring programs inspired by the exhibition Family Stories: Sharing a Community’s Legacy, on Sunday, October 11 from 12:00-6:30 pm at Pasadena Museum of History (470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena).

Music – Dance – Crafts Workshops - Storytelling

Visitors will enjoy continuous live entertainment starring:

· Pasadena-born dancer/singer Arthur Duncan, whose tap dancing routines on The Lawrence Welk Show beginning in 1964 made him a household name and a much-loved entertainer throughout the country;

· Mexican-American singer and guitarist Adriana Mejia with the Trio Tesorito;

· the Hosharian Brothers Band playing traditional Armenian music;

· the multi-ethnic theatre troupe We Tell Stories. WTS performances blend storytelling and audience participatory theatre to bring world folklore, fairy tales, literature, legends, and mythology to joyful life.

· and a hands-on crafts workshop with artist Helen Marish, who will help participants create their own “Family Treasure Boxes” to keep photos, postcards, recipes, greeting cards and other special treasures.

Free Preservation Packets
View the Family Stories exhibition and take home a free Preserving My Family Stories disc to help you learn to research, document and protect items of historic and sentimental value in your own family. Visit information tables to learn about other Southern California cultural institutions that explore ethnic diversity. Complimentary refreshments will spotlight tastes of ethnic specialties.

Community Discussion
From 5:00 to 6:30 pm, Pasadena Star-News Public Editor, Larry Wilson, will moderate a panel/community discussion about the exhibition. This event will take place in the Avery Dennison Auditorium, adjacent to the Museum's parking lot.
A Celebration of Community is sponsored by the Paloheimo Foundation, the Ann Peppers Foundation, and the United States Census 2010.

TICKETS: Free; no reservations necessary. For additional information visit or call 626.577.1660, ext. 10.

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