On Saturday, February 22, from 10:30–11:30 a.m., the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona will present a fun, one-of-a-kind session of the Museum’s popular Family Storytelling program. So, what makes this program fun and one-of-a-kind? While this Family Storytelling does not have an art making activity, it will be a spectacular marriage of visual art and theatre thanks to an appearance by Sir Thomas Hardy.
Sir Hardy – one of Lord Nelson’s favorite naval officers and friend - will share stories of life on the high seas, and entertain questions from his guests from the future. About this program, Museum Curator of Education Heather Casper states, “First-person interpretation is a great way to learn because it gives us the opportunity to interact with the past through an actor. Ray Felton does an amazing job portraying Sir Thomas Hardy and shares fun facts about what it was like to be in the Royal Navy – guts, battles, and glory.”
Registration is required by calling (507) 474-6626. The program is designed for youth ages 7 and up, however, younger participants are also welcome. Like all MMAM family programs, participation is inexpensive at only $2 per child. Museum members and parents are free.
More information about the Museum is available at their new website, www.mmam.org.