On July 21, from noon to 4 p.m., visitors to the Detroit Historical Museum can enjoy stories about metro Detroit from a variety of cultural perspectives. These stories will be shared through storytelling and traditional song and dance. Each organization will also have a booth where they will trace their history in the Detroit area, presenting information about when the first of their group arrived here, why they undertook the journey, where they lived, and what kind of work they found.
Participating organizations include the French-Canadian Heritage Society; the Arab American National Museum; the Black Historic Sites Committee; the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers; the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan; and Maria Elena Rodriguez, author of Detroit’s Mexicantown.
Attendees will be able to explore creative ways to share their own stories by making a bookmark or story picture or by attending a workshop on how to craft a great story. The workshop and activities will be led by writer, actor, and award-winning performer Satori Shakoor, creator of The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers.
The program is free and is funded in part by Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Detroit Historical Museum is located at 5401 Woodward. Call (313)833-1805 or visit www.detroithistorical.org.