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The Innocent Bystander

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

Daily Events for Monday, Apr 29th, 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

  • 3:30 pm - 3:45 pmSarah Winchester: A Reluctant Heiress
    The story of the eccentric heiress to the Winchester arms fortune and the owner of one of the most mysterious homes ever built.

    Location
    1st Floor Theatre