Museum of the City of New York :: Herstory Day

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    When:
    March 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone
    2017-03-26T11:00:00-04:00
    2017-03-26T15:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    1220 5th Ave & 103rd St
    New York, NY 10029
    USA

    Museum of the City of New York

    Herstory Day

    Sunday, March 26
    11:00 am – 3:00 pm

    FREE with Museum Admission

    Herstory Day is an intergenerational celebration of women’s history in New York City with a focus on quilting, archiving, and art practices. This program honors women throughout New York City who are working today to archive and preserve their own histories. Drop in to join us for history in the making as we archive our own stories through various practices.  This program is free, designed for all ages, and features the following:

    HEAR

    11:00 am – Keynote Address: Staceyann Chin

    12:00 pm – Presentation by The Lesbian Herstory Archives: “In Memory of the Voices We Have Lost”

    EXPLORE

    Quilt Installation – On view 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Original quilts by local artists Sylvia Hernandez, Madeleine Appell, and Adjoa Jones De Almeida.

    Pop-up Archive – On view 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    See recordings, t-shirts, and books from The Lesbian Herstory Archives.

    MAKE

    Quilt Making – 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Create your own square and add it to the collective quilt.

    Oral History Recording – 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Bring a special object and work with a historian to share and document its story.

    Screen-printing – 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Print an activist t-shirt or tote with street muralist, Lmnopi (t-shirts will be provided).

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Registration suggested, though not required. Arrive early for the best seats.

    Family and Community Engagement programs are free with Museum admission. Activities are designed for adults and children to engage in together. To register, visit Herstory Day.