museums

Picture Me Here and Write Our World Exhibits

Posted on Sep 15, 2017 in #auroraasian, Educational, Family Fun, museums, Photography, Refugees | 0 comments

Aurora History Museum Exhibits on refugees and immigrants through stories and images Write Our World is a nonprofit that promotes multicultural literacy and global citizenship through e-book authoring with youth worldwide.  It’s an innovative educational resource that allows students to learn authentically from one another and deepen their connections to their heritage while building skills for their future – www.writeourworld.org. Picture Me Here is also on exhibit — a storytelling program for refugees, immigrants and others who have been displaced.  Photography, video, animation and writing are taught as creative tools for self-expression, social engagement, community building, leadership and integration – www.picturemehere.org. Visit the Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy. (across the great lawn from the library).  The exhibits are open through September 22nd – Hours:  Tuesdays—Fridays, 9AM—4PM | Saturdays and Sundays, 11AM—4PM | Closed Mondays | (303) 739-6660 |...

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Parol Lantern-Making Workshop

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 in #auroraasian, museums, The Philippines | 0 comments

A collaboration between the Aurora History Museum    and the Philippine-American Society of Colorado Saturday, Oct. 17th 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | $12 (for materials) Aurora History Museum | 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora, CO  80012 Learn how to make Parol lanterns. Parol lanterns, traditional star lanterns from the Philippines, are used as festive decorations during the holidays. Limit one lantern per registration. Open to ages 7 to Adult. All children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Followed by: Hawaiian Cultural Series Presentation Ukulele Lessons and “Just Talking Story” Saturday, October 17th and Nov. 21st 1:00 – 3:00 PM | Free Aurora History Museum | 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora, CO  80012 Explore Hawaiian culture and history through music. Each month the museum hosts a thirty-minute presentation about Hawaiian culture followed by a group ukulele lesson. Topics include food, dance, music and more.  Keoni Lagunero’s free ukulele lessons will immediately follow the presentation.  A limited number of ukuleles are available to borrow, please call (303) 739-6663 or email jlira@auroragov.org to reserve one. Aurora History Museum registration Information: Please call (303) 739-6660 during regular business hours or visit...

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Aurora Global Fest

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Food, museums | 0 comments

The International Fashion Show, coordinated by Partnership Co-Chair Juliana Laughter, is one of many activities and programs at the upcoming Global Fest.  The fashion show starts at 1:00 PM, following the Parade of Nations that kicks off the event at 12:00 Noon. Models in national attire will grace the catwalk at the outdoor stage, and the audience will enjoy the show in a covered seating area.  Come and enjoy the varied, colorful and unique costumes from 15 countries!  Partnership member Jane Sarmiento is helping with the main stage Cultural Performances.  There will also be ½-hour performances inside at the Aurora History Museum Community Gallery (see this link for info), including Philip Swain & Company (Hawaiian/Polynesian music), Catur Eka Santi (music of Bali, Indonesia), Xiaoyue Liu ‘Wenwen’ (Chinese Pipa and Hulusi),  Harrison Tu (“Chinese Calligraphy: Dancing on Paper”) and more.  The World Beer Market will feature a large variety of beverages. Fantastic flavors, cultural experiences and artistic expression abound at Global Fest in Aurora presented by the City of Aurora & ConocoPhillips.  This first event of its kind in Aurora is Saturday, August 23rd, at the Aurora Municipal Center’s Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012    See announcement here…...

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A Day in the Life of APAs

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 in APA, Arts & Culture, museums, Photography | 0 comments

Crowdsourced Collection Takes on Diversity of Asian America ~ by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang “…the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center opened A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America, a digital art exhibition of 200 photographs and films selected from over 2000 submissions, crowdsourced from 500 photographers across the country and around the world, and all shot on a single day in May...

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“Dust Storm” — tonight at History Colorado

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in Art, Arts & Culture, Educational, Immigration, Japan, museums, Theatre | 0 comments

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, sending more than 120,000 Japanese Americans living on the west coast to 10 internment camps located in Wyoming, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Utah, inland California, and Colorado.  The decision was called “a military necessity,” but the Japanese Americans affected were not charged with crimes or even given judicial hearings. They were targeted because of widespread fear that people of Japanese descent were spies and loyal to Japan, though nearly 60% were American citizens. Tonight, Wed., February 19th, 7:00 PM, History Colorado is proud to partner with Theatre Esprit Asia to celebrate the Day of Remembrance, 71 years after Executive Order 9066 was signed, with a production of Rick Foster’s play “Dust Storm”. “Dust Storm” is a coming of age story about Seiji, a rebellious Japanese American youth interned during WWII. Journey through his eyes as he experiences the shock of forced relocation and imprisonment, to anger and violence, and finally from confused guilt to emerging insight. Using the art of Chiura Obata, also an interned US citizen and artist of international renown, this solo work relives a tragic period of American history through a powerful tale of hope and redemption. Tickets are $8.50 for History Colorado members and $10 for the general...

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