Come Celebrate Juneteenth by creating a mixed media Pan African flag. This creative assemblage activity combines vintage buttons, fabrics, colorful collage paper, and other found art materials arranged together to create your own flag in the colors of red, green, and black.
The Pan African flag not only celebrates Juneteenth, but honors and represents all of the African Diaspora. Red: the blood that unites all people of Black African ancestry, and the blood shed for liberation; Black: for the people whose existence as a nation, though not a nation-state, is affirmed by the existence of the flag; Green: the abundant and vibrant natural wealth of Africa.
Weather permitting, the activity will be held outside from Saturday June 10th from 1pm-3pm. If there is inclement weather, the activity will be held indoors in the 18th Century Kitchen.
All materials will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Masks are not required outdoors, masks are optional inside the Museum. Please join us for this fun activity at the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
Public historian, activist, and decolonial education consultant Heather Bruegl will talk about her work for the Morris-Jumel Mansion as part of a multi-faceted NEH grant that explored the connection of the land on which the museum stands, originally inhabited by the Lenape before European settlement. She will share the history of the land and people, and who the Lenape are today. Bruegl will also talk about the creation of a Land Acknowledgment for Morris-Jumel Mansion: the Acknowledgement of Indigenous Peoples as the Original Stewards of the Land.
Bruegl is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and a first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee. She is a graduate of Madonna University in Michigan and holds a Master of Arts in U.S. History.
Eventbrite registration is required to receive the Zoom link for this virtual program.
Make an Eco-Friendly Decorative Spring Garden for your home! We’ll get creative with paper, plastic and Styrofoam, and other craft embellishments to create flowers and other elements from gardens and nature.
Join us in this Earth-friendly art activity, repurposing and beautifying everyday items that would otherwise be thrown away, filling up landfills. We will use colors found outside in the nature that is present in Roger Morris Park, and some of the decorative patterns found inside of the Morris-Jumel Mansion. A true-trash-to-treasure creation that never needs weathering.
All materials provided on a first-come, first served basis. All visitors over the age of 2 must wear a mask inside the museum.