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Join us for “Celebrating African-American Contributions in Our Community”

This weekend we have two fun programs that are part of “Local Treasures: Celebrating African-American Contributions in Our Community.” Madison Children’s Museum is pleased to present this new initiative, which launched February 1 with the beginning of Black History Month. Activities will become part of our ongoing program offerings, so check our calendar for future events. All programs are free with museum admission; registration is not required.<!–more–>

Bring-a-Blanket Stories: On Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., we’ll host local poet Fabu as she shares stories about historical figures from Wisconsin, including Chief Oshkosh, Macaja Revels, and one of Mrs. Edith’s relatives who was an entertainer in Baraboo, Wis. This drop-in program is free with museum admission.

Madison poet Fabu

Super Soaker Science: On Saturday, Feb. 18, from 2-4 p.m., come learn the ins and outs of the Super Soaker device. Learn about famous inventor and engineer Lonnie Johnson, how his invention took the toy world by storm.

For a printable flyer of “Local Treasures: Celebrating African-American Contributions in Our Community” programs, please visit our Education Programs page.

This initiative was made possible thanks to the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission’s Distinctly Dane grant program with additional funds from the Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, Dan Erdman, Electronic Theatre Controls, and CUNA Mutual Group, as well as the Wisconsin Arts Board.

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