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Fact #7 (deck-of-cards)

Deck of Cards

Each of the suits in a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the Middle Ages. Heart represented the Church; Spades represented the military; Clubs represented agriculture; and Diamonds represented the merchant class.

Daily Events for Saturday, Oct 13th, 2012

  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pmSECOND SATURDAY Family Day
    "Halloween" We know Halloween isn’t until later in the month, but we thought it would be fun to celebrate early.  We’ll highlight ways that cultures around the world have used costumes and masks for things other than getting candy.  Dress up as your favorite person from history to make the day more fun!  And don’t be scared that you won’t be able to afford all of the entertainment: SECOND SATURDAY activities are FREE for all museum visitors.  As always, museum admission is FREE for Kids Club members on SECOND SATURDAYs! Click here for more information. 

  • 2:00 pm - 2:45 pmGraham Shelby Storytelling
    Dracula is done. Werewolves are weak.   If you think you've seen it all in terms of scary stories, you don’t know kaidan – ghost stories from Japan. Professional storyteller Graham Shelby offers kaidan featuring monsters, shape-shifters, and ghostly samurai who seek revenge from beyond the grave.

    Location
    1st Floor Theater