Events

CANCELLED – Sounds & Styles: Gospel

This event has been cancelled as a COVID-19 preventative measure. Any rescheduled dates will be announced at a later time.

Building on the success of our previous Jazz and Blues series, Sounds & Styles is a new music performance series focused on genres with roots in African American communities. Through this series, we hope to increase Eastern Iowa’s access to these art forms.

Our first concert in this series will feature local vocalists performing traditional gospel music.

Performers will include:
-Adam Hadjis
-Trina Shaffer
-DaMu Diaz-Doolin

This performance will include two music sets and a brief intermission. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Light refreshments will be provided. Exhibits will be open from 3 PM to 4 PM for event ticket holders.

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Cancelled: Who Was? A Story Time – Harriet Tubman

Due to COVID-19 this event has been cancelled. We will share information about rescheduling or a virtual event when that information is available.

Explore Harriet Tubman‘s amazing life helping enslaved people escape to freedom. After the reading, take part in a strategy game.

We are partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library for a children’s story program based on the Who Was series of biographies. These sessions will feature a reading of a Who Was biography and a hands-on activity to connect kids to the inspiring life of each story time’s subject. Join us on the second Saturday of each month to celebrate important historical and contemporary African Americans. Every participant in the Who Was? A Story Time series will receive a coupon that can be redeemed at the AAMI museum store for 10% a Who Was? book.

 

 

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Cancelled: Who Was? A Story Time – George Washington Carver

Due to COVID-19 this event has been cancelled. We will share information about rescheduling or a virtual event when that information is available.

Come learn about scientist and inventor George Washington Carver and take part in an activity that will give you the chance to test your own inventor skills.

We are partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library for a children’s story program based on the Who Was series of biographies. These sessions will feature a reading of a Who Was biography and a hands-on activity to connect kids to the inspiring life of each story time’s subject. Join us on the second Saturday of each month to celebrate important historical and contemporary African Americans. Every participant in the Who Was? A Story Time series will receive a coupon that can be redeemed at the AAMI museum store for 10% a Who Was? book.

 

 

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Cancelled: Who Was? A Story Time – Barack Obama

Due to COVID-19 this event has been cancelled. We will share information about rescheduling or a virtual event when that information is available.

Explore the life of President Barack Obama in this month’s story time! The reading will be followed by a voting activity.

We are partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library for a children’s story program based on the Who Was series of biographies. These sessions will feature a reading of a Who Was biography and a hands-on activity to connect kids to the inspiring life of each story time’s subject. Join us on the second Saturday of each month to celebrate important historical and contemporary African Americans. Every participant in the Who Was? A Story Time series will receive a coupon that can be redeemed at the AAMI museum store for 10% a Who Was? book.

 

 

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Cancelled: Who Was? A Story Time – Michelle Obama

Due to COVID-19 this event has been cancelled. We will share information about rescheduling or a virtual event when that information is available.

Learn about former First Lady Michelle Obama in this story time event! In honor of her Get Growing initiative, we’ll be doing a hands-on microgreens activity.

We are partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library for a children’s story program based on the Who Was series of biographies. These sessions will feature a reading of a Who Was biography and a hands-on activity to connect kids to the inspiring life of each story time’s subject. Join us on the second Saturday of each month to celebrate important historical and contemporary African Americans. Every participant in the Who Was? A Story Time series will receive a coupon that can be redeemed at the AAMI museum store for 10% a Who Was? book.

 

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Cancelled: Who Was? A Story Time – Sojourner Truth

Due to COVID-19 this event has been cancelled. We will share information about rescheduling or a virtual event when that information is available.

In honor of Women’s Equality, day, this month’s story time will explore the life of Sojourner Truth, an anti-slavery and women’s rights activist. After hearing about her inspiring life, children will have the opportunity to make an equality key chain to take home.

We are partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library for a children’s story program based on the Who Was series of biographies. These sessions will feature a reading of a Who Was biography and a hands-on activity to connect kids to the inspiring life of each story time’s subject. Join us on the second Saturday of each month to celebrate important historical and contemporary African Americans. Every participant in the Who Was? A Story Time series will receive a coupon that can be redeemed at the AAMI museum store for 10% a Who Was? book.

 

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Who Was? A Story Time – Venus and Serena Williams

Learn about tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams and make a cute tennis craft to take home!

We are partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library for a children’s story program based on the Who Was series of biographies. These sessions will feature a reading of a Who Was biography and a hands-on activity to connect kids to the inspiring life of each story time’s subject. Join us on the second Saturday of each month to celebrate important historical and contemporary African Americans. Every participant in the Who Was? A Story Time series will receive a coupon that can be redeemed at the AAMI museum store for 10% a Who Was? book.

 

 

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CANCELLED: Who Was? A Story Time – Frederick Douglass

Explore the life of famous activist and orator Frederick Douglass! This story time will include a hands-on quilt activity.

We are partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library for a children’s story program based on the Who Was series of biographies. These sessions will feature a reading of a Who Was biography and a hands-on activity to connect kids to the inspiring life of each story time’s subject. Join us on the second Saturday of each month to celebrate important historical and contemporary African Americans. Every participant in the Who Was? A Story Time series will receive a coupon that can be redeemed at the AAMI museum store for 10% a Who Was? book.

 

 

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CANCELLED: Who Was? A Story Time – Stevie Wonder

Learn about musician, singer, and songwriter Stevie Wonder and enjoy a sing-a-long led by a local guitarist!

We are partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library for a children’s story program based on the Who Was series of biographies. These sessions will feature a reading of a Who Was biography and a hands-on activity to connect kids to the inspiring life of each story time’s subject. Join us on the second Saturday of each month to celebrate important historical and contemporary African Americans. Every participant in the Who Was? A Story Time series will receive a coupon that can be redeemed at the AAMI museum store for 10% a Who Was? book.

 

 

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CANCELLED – Who Was? A Story Time – Maya Angelou

This event has been cancelled as a COVID-19 preventative measure. Any rescheduled dates will be announced at a later time.

Celebrate National Poetry Month by learning about the life of Maya Angelou and making a poetry collage!

We are partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library for a children’s story program based on the Who Was series of biographies. These sessions will feature a reading of a Who Was biography and a hands-on activity to connect kids to the inspiring life of each story time’s subject. Join us on the second Saturday of each month to celebrate important historical and contemporary African Americans. Every participant in the Who Was? A Story Time series will receive a coupon that can be redeemed at the AAMI museum store for 10% a Who Was? book.

 

 

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