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Living History @ Home: Celebrating Pinkster!

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Wed, 05/19/2021 - 15:00
Wed, May 19th, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Living History @ Home: Get Ready for Pinkster with Us!

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Wed, 05/12/2021 - 15:00
Wed, May 12th, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Get ready for Pinkster, an African American festival celebrated in Dutch New York and rooted in the Christian feast of Pentecost. Watch historical interpreters prepare a meal for Pinkster over an open fire and then join us in finding out what items and foods would have been present at the festival.

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Living History @ Home: What is Pinkster?

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Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:00
Wed, May 5th, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Living History @ Home: The Black Press in the Age of Jim Crow

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Wed, 04/21/2021 - 15:00
Wed, April 21st, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Join us to learn about newspapers serving Black communities during the age of Jim Crow. Discover the techniques of reporting used by Black journalists such as Ida B. Wells, then take a close look at articles from Black and white American newspapers.

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Living History @ Home: Let's Do Laundry!

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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 15:00
Wed, April 14th, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Have you ever wondered how people did laundry in the time before there was running water or electricity? In honor of National Laundry Day, learn how people in the 18th century cleaned their linens. Then, join us while we do a load of laundry, 18th-century style!

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Living History @ Home: Meet the Tiffany Girls

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Wed, 03/17/2021 - 15:00
Wed, March 17th, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Living History @ Home: March with the Suffragists!

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Wed, 03/24/2021 - 15:00
Wed, March 24th, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Votes for women! Join our Historical interpreters to discover the many different methods used by suffragists such as Alice Paul, Mary Church Turrell, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to encourage male voters to vote “yes!” for women’s right to vote. Then, make your own sign or sash and display your creation during our virtual march!

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Living History @ Home: Madam C.J. Walker

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Wed, 03/10/2021 - 15:00
Wed, March 10th, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Did you know that Madam C. J. Walker was the first female self-made millionaire in America? In the face of racism and sexism, she sold a line of haircare for Black women and trained other Black women to start salons. Discover how she developed a successful, nationwide business that benefited herself, women, and Black people in America. Then brainstorm your own business idea and how you will use that business for change!

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Living History @ Home: On the Journey to Freedom

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Wed, 02/24/2021 - 15:00
Wed, February 24th, 2021 | 3:00 pm

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Did you know that most enslaved men and women who ran away to freedom relied largely on their own ingenuity and skills? Join us online as historical interpreters bring their stories to life. Learn how they navigated uncharted terrain, fed themselves, and found different modes of transport to freedom. Listen and learn a song about the perils of slavery that was often sung by formerly enslaved persons.

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Living History @ Home: Lincoln in the Time of Crisis

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Mon, 02/15/2021 - 13:00
Mon, February 15th, 2021 | 1:00 pm

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President Abraham Lincoln took office during a time of great division in  the United States. Join us on Presidents Day to discover how he brought the nation back together. Families can ask questions to historical interpreter Dennis Boggs about Lincoln's most difficult decisions. Then, learn methods for having productive conversations about challenging topics. Use our discussion starters to practice with friends and family after the program.

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