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Black History Month Series

 

Join The Mariners’ Museum and Park every Monday and Saturday during the month of February as we celebrate Black History Month through programs, living history, and hands-on activities for children and adults.

All programs are free with $1 Museum admission.


The Princess and the Pea

Maritime Storytime: The Princess and the Pea

Saturday, February 1, 2020 · 10:30 AM

What happens when a prince travels the world in search of a “real princess” to marry? Come along on a journey in The Princess and the Pea by Rachel Isadora, who gives this Hans Christian Andersen classic a fresh spin set in Africa.


The Water Princess

Maritime Mondays

Monday, February 3, 2020 · 10:30 AM

Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities with your children as they learn how maritime connects each of us through story time and a craft. This program is designed for children from 18 months to age 8.

Click here to view a list of February books selected in honor of Black History Month.


Africans and African Americans in the Maritime World

Saturday, February 8, 2020 · 10:00 AM

Discover the influences of Africans and African Americans across the centuries and throughout the maritime world.


Earth Mother

Maritime Mondays

Monday, February 10, 2020 · 10:30 AM

Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities with your children as they learn how maritime connects each of us through story time and a craft. This program is designed for children from 18 months to age 8.

Click here to view a list of February books selected in honor of Black History Month.


Nathan Richardson portrays Frederick Douglass

Nathan Richardson portrays Frederick Douglass

Saturday, February 15, 2020 · 1:00 PM

Poet, Author, Spoken Word Performer Nathan M. Richardson captures completely the physical and spiritual essence of the great writer, orator, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Experience living history through his performance with special emphasis on the part of Douglas’ life working in the shipyards in Fells Point, Baltimore, MD.


The Coming of the Night

Maritime Mondays

Monday, February 17, 2020 · 10:30 AM

Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities with your children as they learn how maritime connects each of us through story time and a craft. This program is designed for children from 18 months to age 8.

Click here to view a list of February books selected in honor of Black History Month.


African Maritime Collage

Saturday, February 22, 2020 · 10:00 AM

In this hands-on program, visitors will experiment with collage as a powerful form of artistic expression. Using African fabrics, found objects, embellishments and photographs from our collection, participants will learn how to create collages with personal meaning in celebration of Black History Month.


The Spider Weaver

Maritime Mondays

Monday, February 24, 2020 · 10:30 AM

Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities with your children as they learn how maritime connects each of us through story time and a craft. This program is designed for children from 18 months to age 8.

Click here to view a list of February books selected in honor of Black History Month.


Anansi storytelling

Anansi the Trickster

Saturday, February 29, 2020 · 10:00 AM

Throughout the ages, Africans have used storytelling to teach life lessons, entertain, and explain the workings of the world. In this entertaining and educational program, the audience will listen to some of these stories and learn how African storytellers incorporated music to tell their tales. The audience will then become part of the storytelling by using their own handmade musical instruments as they discover how stories crossed the Atlantic to the Americas.