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Story Time for Little Historians First Saturday of Every Month

Every first Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. the Alexandria Black History Museum will host a children’s story time in the Watson Reading Room (located next door to the museum.) Join the group for cultural stories and creative craft activities that introduce world history and folklore. Explore the museum exhibits afterwards to learn about local Black History. All ages welcome, but most suitable for children 3 – 6 years old. $3 admission ages 3+.

September 1st – The Spider Weaver: A Legend of Kente Cloth.

By Margaret Musgrove & Julia Cairns

“It is said that long ago, long ago, a beautiful spider created a web so intricate and magnificent that the weavers of Ghana still tell the story today. The colorful patterns of this magical web were soon woven into a unique new fabric: kente cloth. This is the legend of that master spider weaver and the remarkable gift she gave to people everywhere.”

All children must be accompanied by an adult. For a group of 10 or more, please contact the museum to reserve a program in advance.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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