Family Tree DNA Lecture | Conversos: A Secret Past
7:00 PM19:00

Family Tree DNA Lecture | Conversos: A Secret Past

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For some families, identity contains a hidden surprise. One of the earliest groups of crypto Jews, or conversos, was brought to North America by Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva in the 16th century and populated northern Mexico and southern Texas. Some abandoned allegiance to Judaism, gradually losing knowledge of their Jewish identity.

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Stories from the Beginning of Time
6:00 PM18:00

Stories from the Beginning of Time

EXPERIENCE Family Outreach

Cosponsored by The Children's Museum of Houston

Cameron McCarthy - Aboriginal Storyteller and Didgeridoo Player

Stories and Songs from the Cradle of the World

Thursday, April 26; 6pm - 7pm; Children's Museum of Houston

Hear music and stories that are thousands of years old!

Cameron McCarthy, an aboriginal artist, dancer, and musician whose ancestry is from the Kuku-Yalanji and Ba-Barum tribes of Northern Queensland, Australia. Mr. McCarthy. a former United Nations artist, performs with a Didgeridoo, a wind instrument developed by Aboriginal people of Australia that dates back thousands of years and is considered sacred.

For his performances, Cameron paints his body in designs that evoke the memory his ancestors. His ancestors, then, becomes part of his performance with him.

Free Admission During Free Family Nigh

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USS Houston Annual Memorial Service
3:30 PM15:30

USS Houston Annual Memorial Service

The USS Houston Survivors’ and Next Generation Association will hold its annual Memorial Service at the USS Houston Monument.  In addition to local officials, Australian, British and Dutch officials will speak at the service which honors the veterans of the ABDA forces (Australian, British, Dutch, and American) who fought together in the Pacific theater during World War II.  Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby, in downtown Houston.  The public is invited.



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