Cultural Heritage Events*

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Discovery Museum's African-American History Celebration
Saturday, February 23, 2013
10:00 am - 5:00 pm, free admission


Scheduled Happenings:

- Storyteller Laconia Therriot will entertain audiences of all ages with four 30-minute presentations at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 2:45 pm and 3:45 pm.
- Bridgeport’s Neighborhood Studios, students will perform dance at 11:15 pm and 1:15 pm. Jazz band will start at 11:00 am.
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- Lavell Lynch, Congressional Gold Medal of Honor awardee, one of the first African-American Marines will be introduced by Ret. Col. Adele Hodges at a 2:00 pm ceremony.

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- Poet Jason Hall will perform two spoken-word poetry sets on African-American scientists at 11:45 am and 3:30 pm.
Available to meet and interact all day:

• Daphne Bruno, Ph.D. will sell, sign and talk about her book, I Love My Baby Berimbau which uses the Afro-Brazilian martial art of capeoira to teach “young black girls to develop positive cultural identities.”

• Members of
The National Society of Black Engineers will talk about their work as engineers.

• Steve McKenzie
of the KafaGroup - Construction Management.

Many Mentors matches college students to mentor high school students.

• Ed Lomax from ETL is an expert in renewable energy design, water conservation, green building, biofuels, high technology integration and sustainable activities.

• Teresa Wilson of The Village Initiative Project – V.I.P. College Preparatory & Life Skills Program, Inc.

Cook and Grow will offer samples of nutritious home grown delicacies

Miss Thelma’s will have good food for sale!

Planetarium Show Schedule
11:00 am–Little Star that Could
1:00 pm–Dawn of the Space Age
2:00 pm–The Little Star that Could
3:00 pm –The Skies Tonight


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Women's History Month Celebration
Presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women.
Saturday March 23, 2013, 10 am to 3 pm

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Museum will proudly host a day event that focuses on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) initiatives. We are reaching out to professional women who have careers in these disciplines who will share their stories. Visitors will get to meet these dynamic women and engage them in conversation about career opportunities for women in their fields. We will provide tote bags for visitors to collect souvenir items given away by the presenters. Admission to the Museum will be free this day and we anticipate welcoming hundreds of visitors to celebrate this important event; the 2012 event attracted more than 400 visitors.

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and recognize the tremendous accomplishments of this rich and dynamic culture. It’s a day to learn about science and innovation, to talk to professionals who will share why they chose their field, what they do, and why they love the work. View the “Latin American Scientists Hall of Fame”, science demonstrations, planetarium shows, and “make and take” workshops for children. Use solar scopes and other viewing devices. Come celebrate the dance, music and food made familiar by our neighbors and community members. Free admission.

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