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4th Annual - The "A" Games: Ancient Games from Around the World
Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

4th Annual - The "A" Games: Ancient Games from Around the World

Experience 4,000 years of games in a day! Test your strategy and skill! Play games from around the world and through time, including a game featured in the first Harry Potter movie. Included is a giant floor-sized Royal Game of Ur, where you are the playing piece. Engage in battle to see whose tactics will win this ancient game. 

Then … take the game home with you! 

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Bayou Bend Free Family Event: Ancient Texas
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Bayou Bend Free Family Event: Ancient Texas

Forge a connection to Texas and American heritage at an afternoon filled with free art-making workshops, interactive games, and archaeology. Discover how early settlers in Texas lived by participating in a prepared excavation and science and cultural activities that reveal pioneer life–all designed to forge links to the past. Learn how this knowledge improves the present and why preservation is important for the future. 

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Bayou Bend Free Family Day: Ancient Rome
May
17
1:00 PM13:00

Bayou Bend Free Family Day: Ancient Rome

Uncover how the classical world influenced American art and design at a free day with hands-on activities for families at Bayou Bend House and Gardens. Excavate, play ancient games, build an arch, participate in arts, crafts, and science activities to learn about the world of ancient Rome. Roman enactors will be present with a large collection of gear, transforming you into a foot soldier for the emperor. 

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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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