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ASU Museum to hold Native American
Cultural Diversity Celebration
Feb. 26, 2008 --
The Arkansas State University Museum in
Jonesboro will hold a Native American Cultural Diversity Celebration,
“Passport to Patterns of the Past,” in honor of Arkansas Archeology
Month on Thursday, March 6, and Saturday, March 8. The museum is located
at 110 Cooley Drive, adjacent to the Dean B. Ellis Library.
Thursday evening, March
6, at 7 p.m., in ASU Museum Room 182, Dr. George E. Lankford, professor
emeritus, Lyon College, will present an illustrated lecture, “Riders in
the Sky,” in which he will discuss Native American perspectives on
astrology and the manifestations in art that came from these beliefs.
This lecture is sponsored by the Central Mississippi Valley
Archeological Society, and is free and open to the public.
On Family Day, Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., families can
gallery tours, storytelling, and hands-on arts and crafts activities for
children, including pottery making, incising, and stamping. These
activities will take place in the ASU Museum Main Gallery, second floor.
Attendees of Saturday’s “Passport to Patterns of the Past” will be
issued a passport upon arrival and encouraged to visit each hands-on
activity destination, create their own pieces of pottery, petroglyphs,
and note cards, and have their passports stamped.
Both the lecture and Family Day activities are free thanks in part to
the generous support of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. “Passport to
Patterns of the Past” is an Arkansas Discovery Network Kids’ Quest
event, and children ages 5–12 are invited to join the free museum club.
Visit the ASU Museum online at
http://museum.astate.edu and click on Special Events, e-mail Lenore
Shoults at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call the ASU Museum at (870) 972-2074 for more information.
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