Ben Franklin, not Daniel Boone, first popularized the coonskin cap during his exploits in France while there rallying support for the American colonists’ revolt.
Daily Events for Monday, Jun 3rd, 2013
- 9:00 am - 5:00 pm"Spirits of the Passage" exhibit gallery openThis 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.
2nd floor, north gallery
- 9:00 am - 5:00 pm"Mythic Creatures" exhibit gallery openFor thousands of years, humans everywhere—sometimes inspired by living animals or even fossils—have brought mythic creatures to life in stories, songs and artwork. Today, these creatures-- from the powerful dragon to the soaring phoenix-- continue to thrill, terrify, entertain and inspire us. Coming in May 2013, "Mythic Creatures" will take guests on a fantastic journey to discover the origins of dragons, unicorns, mermaids and other folkloric creatures that have fascinated humans for centuries. This exhibition was produced by the American Museum of Natural History. Read more>>>
3rd floor, north gallery
- 12:00 pm - 12:15 pmArming the SamuraiAn Historic Interpreter demonstrates how a samurai of the Edo period (1603-1868) would have armed himself.
Great Hall Stage
- 3:30 pm - 3:45 pmThe SuffragetteA member of the movement describes the harsh realities of the fight for the 19th Amendment, and tells the stories of those who fought for the rights of women.
1st Floor Theatre