Family Programs Past Events
A Promise Kept
Our new series for families begins with the Japanese style of storytelling, kamishibai, currently making its way into 700 schools throughout the state of Arkansas. A Promise Kept is about the friendship and promise between two elementary school boys, Mitch and Tom, before, during, and after World War II. This story is especially for kids in fourth through sixth grade. A craft activity where kids can create their own make-believe pets will follow the kamishibai presentation.
A Promise Kept was written for [/projects/lifeinterrupted/ Life Interrupted: The Japanese American Experience in World War II Arkansas], a multiyear project of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, in partnership with the Japanese American National Museum. Major funding provided by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.
Make Your Own FUNiture
Inspired by George Nakashima's use of natural materials, kids of all ages will create miniature furniture models reusing wood, seed, and other items from nature. Drop in anytime throughout the afternoon and find out.
I/Witness A Photography Workshop for Kids - Part Two
Please refer to the July 17 calendar listing for more information. Participants must have completed part one of the program.
I/Witness A Photography Workshop for Kids - Part One
Photographer, PAMELA MAYER-SCHOENBERG, teaches youth (ages nine to thirteen) to look beyond everyday objects and explore the meaning and history behind them, especially as it relates to their own community. They will learn the basics of photography and have a week to "bear witness" and take pictures of their neighborhood. Photographs will be developed by the National Museum and participants will select final shots for a special viewing with parents, family, and friends. Attendance is required for part two of the workshop on July 31. Limit fifteen participants, $25 materials fee, reservations required. Cost includes disposable camera.
Family Day: Journeys: The Issei Story
Allen Say's touching tale of his grandfather's travels to America and his love for both America and Japan in Grandfather's Journey will serve as a basis for understanding the immigrant experience. Children and their families will have an opportunity to create a book recounting their own stories. Participants will also don period costumes and use their imagination to travel back in time to the early 1900s. Especially for children 4 through 12.
Play with Clay Family Day
Please refer to the April 24 calendar listing for further information.