Family Tree DNA Lecture | Conversos: A Secret Past
Oct
11
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
Apr
26
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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