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Alexandria Black History Museum to Host Culture Queen Program | eNews Release| City of Alexandria

Alexandria Black History Museum to Host Culture Queen Program

The Alexandria Black History Museum and Culture Kingdom Kids™ will host an interactive program for children and  families on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Museum. The cost of admission for this event is $5.00 per person.

Unleash your royal powers with the Culture Queen!  Jessica Smith, owner of Culture Kingdom Kids has created an interactive program for children and families. Jessica Smith, Director of Culture Kingdom Kids and a Master Teaching Artist, will lead participants in learning fun ways to explore African American culture through a variety of creative games, interactive songs, dances and hands-on crafts.

Culture Kingdom Kids™ is an educational arts company that produces children’s programs that celebrate African-American cultures. Since 2010, Culture Kingdom Kids has promoted cultural pride, heritage and awareness values through fun and interactive performances and workshops at schools, festivals, community centers and museums. In 2011, Culture Kingdom Kids founder and owner, Jessica Smith received the Africa Showcase Award for Excellence In Children’s Cultural Programs for her work with Culture Kingdom Kids. In 2012, Smith was recognized as one of the Forty UNDER 40 by the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund for having made exceptional contributions in Education through her work with Culture Kingdom Kids™. Smith has also appeared on Fox 5 News and WRC/NBC and ,in 2014, was invited to Ghana to share her teaching techniques with African educators. Culture Kingdom Kids programs have been featured at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and Busboys and Poets Cafes. For more information please visit www.culturekingdomkids.com.

The Alexandria Black History Museum is located at 902 Wythe Street in Alexandria’s Parker-Gray Historic District and is open from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Patrons needing special accommodation, must notify the museum two weeks prior to the event. The Museum is within walking distance of the Braddock Road Metro on the Yellow and Blue Lines. For more information, please visit www.alexblackhistory.org

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