Everhart Museum in Scranton hosts free admission day and Native American programs on July 17
From a press release:
The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton will be hosting “Light on Culture: Free Admission Day” on Saturday, July 17.
Entry will be free to the public all day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with presentations and displays being featured from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Inspired by the museum’s current exhibition “Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories,” this event will examine Native American history and celebrate tribal nation culture.
At 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., Northeastern Pennsylvania folk and traditional artist Frank Littlebear of the Cree Nation, along with the Red Visions Native American Dance Team, will deliver performances of traditional music and dance on the museum’s front lawn in Nay Aug Park. Performances are 30-45 minutes long, so guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. If there is rain, performances will be moved inside.
At 2 p.m., Keystone College Associate Professor of History Kerry C. Roe, Ph.D., will guide guests on a walking lecture through the galleries as she presents “The Indian Education Reform Movement in Context” using her own research into American Indian boarding schools. Space is limited, and pre-registration for the lecture will occur at the door.
In addition to presentations, there will be displays by Frank LittleBear and Gravity Line Forge on the museum lawn from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. If there is rain, displays will be moved inside.
“We recognize that this event is taking place on the sacred council ground of the Haudenosaunee. This region represents a place of ‘coming together,’ peace, and friendship. We respectfully acknowledge this place and honor its significant and important history,” the Everhart Museum stated in a land acknowledgement.
“Light on Culture: Free Admission Day” scheduled programs
1 p.m.: Performance by Red Visions Native American Dance Team
2 p.m.: Walking lecture – “The Indian Education Reform Movement in Context” with Dr. Kerry Roe
2:30 p.m.: Performance by Red Visions Native American Dance Team
3:30 p.m.: Performance by Red Visions Native American Dance Team
“Light on Culture: Free Admission Day” is supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Folk and Traditional Arts Partnership.
The Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton) was closed until February due to a surge in local cases of COVID-19. It is currently open on an abbreviated schedule of 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, $2 for children 6-12, and free to guests 5 and under and to Everhart Museum members.
The Everhart was founded in 1908 by Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, a Scranton physician and businessman with a keen interest in natural history. Located in Scranton’s historic Nay Aug Park, the Everhart is the largest general museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is dedicated to the collection, care, and display of a diverse array of objects and specimens, including natural history, science, and fine arts. Through its exhibitions and programs, the museum has been an invaluable regional resource for educational and cultural opportunities for over 100 years.
General support for the museum is received from the Lackawanna County Office of Education and Culture, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the city of Scranton. For more information, contact the museum at 570-346-7186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.