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Special Exhibit: “Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature”

Fri., February 1-Sun., June 30

Walk through the pages of your favorite storybook in “Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature,” a groundbreaking exhibit on Appalachian children’s books and stories.
Sporting life-size characters from Appalachian children’s books, this exhibit looks at the seminal titles from the late 1800s through the modern story of Appalachia. You’ll feel like you’re walking through the pages of a storybook. Children can stand eye-to-eye with characters from Journey Cake Ho, A Mountain Rose, When Otter Tricked the Rabbit, When I Was Young and others.

The exhibit also includes representative clothes and toys from Appalachia, music, and hands-on activities that bring the subject to life for kids of all ages. Children are encouraged to try on masks of storybook characters and find themselves in a story. They can create their own story of childhood set in Appalachia and hear the voice of old-time storyteller Ray Hicks along with some of their favorite authors and illustrators. Each panel includes an interpretation of the text from a child’s perspective.

Details

Start:
Fri., February 1
End:
Sun., June 30
Event Category:

Other

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Organizer

Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Phone:
423-573-1927
Email:
Website:
www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/

Venue

Phone Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Phone 
101 Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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