Kwanzaa, Noel Night & More! The Wright's December 2015 eZine - The Charles H. Wright Museum Blog

Kwanzaa, Noel Night & More! The Wright's December 2015 eZine

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We are gearing up for our big Kwanzaa celebration beginning next week (December 26 - January 1)!

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Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers presents Miracles, Gifts, LIFE! ($)
Friday, December 18  at 8 PM  
The award winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers presents a curated, live storytellingevent featuring Real People. True Stories. Hosted by creator and producer Satori Shakoor. For info, tickets and to watch video performances:

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Family Activity Series: Kwanzaa Card Making
Saturday, December 19 at 12 PM
Join in the celebration of The Wright's 50th anniversary with this regular Saturday activity series for the whole family! Come join us this Saturday and experience a creating your own Kwanzaa cards. Your creation will represent each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Free.

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Meet the Scientists featuring YoungXxplorers Program at Ecotek Lab
Saturday, December 19 at 2 PM
Do you know a curious student, a young Einstein, or a future tech wizard who is always thinking of the next big thing? Bring them to discover and explore sciencewith activities led by scientists and technologists with the hands-on exhibit, Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology! Free.

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ASALH Detroit General Membership Meeting
Sunday, December 20 at 3 PM
If you are interested in and passionate about Black history, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Detroit branch is the group for you! ASALH collects materials on Black history and promotes the results to the public through events and organizational activities. You must be a member to attend the general membership meetings. If you are interested in joining ASALH Detroit please contact Kathie House at (313) 549-0335 or via email at

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Hustle for History Weekly Dance Lessons ($)
Sunday, December 20 at 5 PM
Get your groove on with our weekly hustle lessons, taught by instructor Thomasenia Johnson of Two Left Feet. Free for Members, $7 for non-members. Purchase 5 lessons and receive a complimentary museum membership, making your next 12 months of hustle lessons FREE!
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Current Exhibitions

Inspiring Beauty | 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
Through January 3, 2016

This first-ever exhibition on the Ebony Fashion Fair explores the 50-year history of the fashion spectacle that redefined the concepts of beauty, style, and empowerment for black Americans. Curators Joy Bivins and Virginia Heaven examine the history of the Fair and its creator, director, and producer, Eunice W. Johnson. Inspiring Beauty showcases nearly 100 garments and objects including ensembles and accessories displayed on fully stylized mannequins to create the runway experience, as well as Johnson’s personal effects to tell the full story of these unparalleled events.  Click here to learn more...

And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture
The core experience of The Wright Museum, this 22,000 square-foot exhibition takes visitors through time and across geographic boundaries from prehistoric Africa all the way to modern-day Detroit. Throughout, the efforts of everyday men and women who built families, businesses, educational institutions, spiritual traditions, civic organizations and a legacy of freedom and justice are hailed. Click here to learn more...

Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science & Technology
This high-tech exhibition highlights trailblazers, contemporaries and careers in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. African Americans have contributed to the scientific and engineering output of the United States since the 17th century, and this history is brought to life through interactive computer kiosks, a touchscreen video wall, and hands-on activities and play areas. Inspiring Minds introduces individuals from across the spectrum of fields, levels of renown, and from times past and present, with highlights on African American women in science, black aviators, black inventors, medical ethics, and key historical figures such as George Washington Carver. Click here to learn more...

I, Charles H. Wright: My Story
Through March 6, 2016
This year, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History reaches a milestone in the history of the institution - its 50th anniversary. To celebrate this august achievement the museum presents an exhibition centered around the life of the man who started it: Charles Howard Wright, M.D. (1919-2002). A great physician, an intellectual of incredible insight, and a man of solemn dedication to his community, through words and images, documents and objects, the exhibition summarizes his expansive legacy. Click here to learn more...

Collect: The Power of Knowing
Through March 27, 2016
Welcome to Collect: The Power of Knowing. This exhibition honors collectors who have preserved and shown us works of art that we may not have seen on our own, especially art from the continent of Africa. The works show evidence of our creativity from the distant past to our current times. There is power in knowing this history. Click here to learn more...

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• Invitations to Members' Only previews
• Free subscription to the quarterly membership newsletter,
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• Special pricing on select museum events
• 20% off meals at Union Street Restaurant

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