FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2018
Mary Ann Hatchitt
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture GranMary’s Place, a beloved story telling program for children, will continue on the first Sunday of the month at the Museum in 2019.
The first three storytelling programs are scheduled January 6, February 3, and March 3 with two sessions per day, at 2 p.m. with another at 4 p.m. The program starts on the hour. Drop by for either session. The event is free with museum admission.
“This year we will interpret and show how storytelling can be shared through dance, song, drawings or art,” said Joyce Begay-Foss, coordinator of the program.
GranMary’s Place is dedicated to celebrating the memory of MIAC Docent Mary Sudbrink. Mary loved life, children, and telling stories to children visiting the Museum. Her enthusiasm and spirit captured the imagination of those children that heard her many stories.
About the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture: http://miaclab.org/
As the 19th century closed, one of the Southwest’s major "attractions" was its vibrant Native American cultures. In response to unsystematic collecting by Eastern museums, anthropologist Edgar Lee Hewett founded the Museum of New Mexico in 1909 with a mission to collect and preserve Southwest Native American material culture. Several years later, in 1927, John D. Rockefeller founded the renowned Laboratory of Anthropology with a mission to study the Southwest’s indigenous cultures. In 1947 the two institutions merged, bringing together the most inclusive and systematically acquired collection of New Mexican and Southwestern anthropological artifacts in the country. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. 710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87504, Phone: (505) 476-1269. Events, news releases and images about activities at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and other in divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org.