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Untold American Stories: February Vacation Week Program

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Official Website:Untold American Stories: February Vacation Week Program
Location:200 Massaschuetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
Dates:Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - Friday, February 23, 2018
Hours:10:00 am-2:30pm
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids
Category:School Vacation

In collaboration with Sweet Blackberry, as well as local artists and innovators, the Library will offer morning and afternoon activities—centered on an invention, dance, poetry, and art-making—to complement short film screenings.

And don’t forget to explore the Mapparium all week.

Each day will feature a morning and an afternoon interactive workshop, as well as drop-in art activities and Mapparium tours.

Art activities and Mapparium tours do not require advance registration.

Program Highlights
Tuesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 22
Dancing in the light: The Janet Collins Story: Dance Workshop Hear the motivational story of Janet Collins (1917–2003), the first African American prima ballerina, and learn some inspiring dance moves.

Registration is required.

Wednesday, February 21 and Friday, February 23
Garrett's Gift: Invention Workshop Learn about the remarkable life of Garrett Morgan (1877–1963), an African American inventor.

Then make your own invention.

Registration is required.

The Journey of Henry 'Box' Brown: Activity: 28-minute film screenings Be inspired by the true story of Henry “Box” Brown (1815–1889).
In 1848 Henry set out on an amazing journey from slavery in Virginia to freedom in Philadelphia.

Drop in Art Projects
Crafts inspired by artists Faith Ringgold and Selma Burke.
No registration is required

Looking for more fun things to do? Check out our Boston February Vacation Week guide for lots more great ideas on things to do with the kids this week.


200 Massaschuetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115 map

Limited $15 parking is available with ticket validation from an event usher. Entrance to the LAZ underground lot is at 235 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. There is limited street parking in the area.

Take the Green Line to either the Prudential, Symphony or Hynes Convention Center “T” stops.
Take the Route 1 bus to the Christian Science Ctr bus stop or the CT1 bus to the Massachusetts Ave @ Huntington Ave bus stop.

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