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Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky, Executive Director, New Haven Museum

203-562-4183, ext. 120, matockarshewsky@newhavenmuseum.org

Julie Winkel, Media Specialist,                                                                                                             

203-815-0800, jwinkel@live.com          

 MLK Celebration at New Haven Museum 

New Haven, Conn. (January 7, 2022) – Join New Haven Museum (NHM) educators virtually for a morning of free, enriching family programming celebrating Dr. King and his living legacy as part of the Yale Peabody Museum’s 26th Annual “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice,” via Zoom on Monday, January 17, 2022, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Register here.

Beloved storytellers Joy Donaldson, Waltrina Kirkland, and Clifton Graves will share fables, anecdotes, and stories that honor Dr. King’s work. An interactive dance performance and lesson from Ms. Hanan’s Dance and Beyond will follow. And NHM will offer a kid-friendly painting activity with Anthony Gilkes that you can do right at home.

The “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice,” program (January 13 – 17, 2022) honors Dr. King’s legacy and its continuing impact on artists, advocates, and thought leaders today. From exploring spirituality in environmentalism to understanding how climate change is affecting local frogs, this year’s program has something for everyone including conversation, art, storytelling, and poetry. The annual Poetry Slam has been transformed into an electrifying spoken-word experience that features award-winning, internationally recognized performers and poets. For the full program schedule visit: http://peabody.yale.edu/

About the New Haven Museum

The New Haven Museum has been collecting, preserving and interpreting the history and heritage of Greater New Haven since its inception as the New Haven Colony Historical Society in 1862. Located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Avenue, the Museum brings more than 375 years of New Haven history to life through its collections, exhibitions, programs and outreach. As a designated Blue Star Museum, the New Haven Museum offers the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information visit www.newhavenmuseum.org or Facebook.com/NewHavenMuseum or call 203-562-4183.

About the Yale Peabody Museum

Founded in 1866, the Yale Peabody Museum is home to over 14 million objects and specimens, including the first BrontosaurusTriceratops, and Stegosaurus ever discovered. Its galleries are currently closed for the Museum’s first major renovation in nearly a century. The Peabody will reopen free to the public in early 2024.

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