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Smithsonian Discovery Theater: Into the Great Unknown

2019-02-16 11:00:00 2019-02-16 11:45:00 America/New_York Smithsonian Discovery Theater: Into the Great Unknown Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

Saturday, February 16
11:00am - 11:45am

Add to Calendar 2019-02-16 11:00:00 2019-02-16 11:45:00 America/New_York Smithsonian Discovery Theater: Into the Great Unknown Meet famous African American explorers, cowboys, astronauts and more in this exciting live theater performance from the Smithsonian. All ages, children must remain with their adults. Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

Meet famous African American explorers, cowboys, astronauts and more in this exciting live theater performance from the Smithsonian. All ages, children must remain with their adults.

Program description from the Smithsonian website: "Leadership, courage, and adventure take center stage in this inspiring Discovery Theater original. Meet Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole, and Barbara Hillary, the first African American woman to reach it nearly 100 years later. Thrill to the frontier exploits of the hard-riding mail carrier “Stagecoach Mary” Fields and Nate Love, the former slave who became the legendary cowboy nicknamed Deadwood Dick. And learn how astronauts and aerospace pioneers Guion Bluford and Mae Jemison are charting a whole new frontier today. From the Pole to the prairies to outer space, the histories and heroism of these African American women and men attest that true grit and personal power can push us toward greatness."

AGE GROUP: | Children | Ages 6-12 | Ages 0-5 |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Event | Performer | Family | Diversity | Children |

TAGS: | Theater | History | diversity | children |

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Upcoming events

Sat, Aug 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema as they screen lesser known films, films that never received a wide release, foreign films, and films that are just downright strange!

Mon, Aug 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema as they screen lesser known films, films that never received a wide release, foreign films, and films that are just downright strange!

Fri, Aug 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
This summer, Friday Afternoons are movie matinees at Duncan Library!