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Teddy Bear

During a hunt in 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt refused to kill a Black Bear. After political cartoons depicting the incident were published, toy-makers started creating “Teddy Bears.”

Daily Events for Saturday, Feb 9th, 2013

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm"Spirits of the Passage" exhibit gallery open
    This humbling exhibition explores the circumstances of the transatlantic slave trade, gleaning facts and artifacts from the archaeological excavation of a sunken slave ship.  Launching in February in conjunction with Black History Month, "Spirits of the Passage" includes real artifacts from slave ships as well as other period items.  Iron shackles (some small enough to restrain a child), ivory tusks and brass bowls are only a few of the objects guests will find. How did the trade get started, who was involved and why did it thrive? These are some of the important questions this exhibition seeks to answer.

    Location
    2nd floor, north gallery

  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pmSECOND SATURDAY Family Day

    "African American History"

    The rich diversity of African cultures has forged and enriched the American Experience. Join us for fun and engaging activities, crafts and performances that celebrate African American History Month. The Kentucky Opera will also perform during February’s SECOND SATURDAY family day.


    Location
    2nd floor, north gallery

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pmWe Sing America
    Kentucky Opera presents "We Sing America", a program designed to help tell the history of America through traditional and patriotic songs. Though this program isn’t focused on African American heritage, it does help share American Heritage. Their program includes early ballads like “Barbara Allen” and also some toe tappers from later time periods such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” from the World War II era.

    Location
    Great Hall Stage

  • 1:00 pm - 1:40 pmMama Yaa
    Nana Yaa Asantewaa, an international storyteller, artist and workshop facilitator, is affectionately known throughout her travels as "Mama Yaa." She is a native of Kentucky where she acquired her love for stories and the arts from her family. Join us today as she shares African American tales on the Great Hall Stage.

    Location
    Great Hall Stage