Don’t Miss This Exhibition At The Grace Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
As stated in an article by the U.S. Senate, a joint resolution designating November as Native American Indian month was passed and signed into law in 1990. To honor this designation, The Grace Museum has joined forces with Abilene Christian University to create an exhibition celebrating Native American heritage here locally.
The commemoration takes off today, November 17, at The Grace from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a Native American Dance Showcase. The non-profit organization Great Promise for American Indians will be demonstrating traditional dances that originated here in the United States, as well as in Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean.
Dances will include:
- Men's grass dance
- Women's jingle dance
- Men's and boy's fancy dance
- Women's cloth dance
- Girl's fancy shawl dance
From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., visitors may make a pictograph in The Grace Museum's Create Lab, and enjoy the Native American cultural heritage exhibition in the 3rd-floor galleries.
Some of my distant ancestors were Native American and I can tell you from my own experiences that it's an interesting culture. With this local exhibition, you'll learn the history of Native peoples right here in the Big Country, as well as greater Texas.
This is a great chance, especially during the upcoming holiday break, to take out the family for a fun opportunity to learn some cultural history. The Native American Heritage exhibit runs through November 30 at The Grace, located at 102 Cypress Street in downtown Abilene.
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