TROY Rosa Parks Museum to host free children's workshop Saturday

Posted: Thursday, 16 June 2011

MONTGOMERY—Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will host a free workshop for children on Saturday, June 18, in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" currently on display in the exhibit hall.

Entitled "Moving Beyond Stereotypes," the workshop is intended for children ages 8-12 and will address how young people view themselves and others through the use of activities led by museum director Georgette Norman.

The workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Call 334-241-8701 to make reservations or for more information.

The "IndiVisible" exhibit focuses on the seldom-viewed history and complex lives of people of dual African American and Native American ancestry. The exhibition tells stories of cultural integration and diffusion as well as the struggle to define and preserve identity. It will remain on view inside the Rosa Parks Museum exhibit hall through July 31, and will then continue to travel to museums around the nation.

The exhibit hall at the Rosa Parks Museum is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

"IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" was developed, produced, and circulated by the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, with generous support from Akaloa Resource Foundation and the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. The Smithsonian Community Grant program, funded by MetLife Foundation, is a proud sponsor of all exhibition-related public programs. This exhibit was also funded in part by American Airlines.