"Truth Will Set You Free!"

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"Truth Will Set You Free!"
In honor of Black History Month 2009, Sacramento's own Fairytale Town is proud to host a very special two-day event celebrating the life of Sojourner Truth on Saturday and Sunday, February 21 and 22, from 11AM to 3PM.  Presented by The Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum, this special event promises two afternoons filled with a wide variety of enriching and educational activities for young and old alike; focusing primarily on the Abolitionist Movement, but also touching on modern events such as the Civil Rights Movement.
Hands-on arts & crafts activities for kids include the construction of wallpaper hangers inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stand-up historical paper dolls, and multi-cultural wooden puzzles. Full-size likenesses of Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman will be on display, and children will have the opportunity to try on period clothing from the 19th Century.
 A three-part dramatic storytelling presentation of "The Journey of Sojourner Truth" will also be offered live in our indoor Children's Theater both Saturday and Sunday. Key events in the life of Truth will be retold, including her introduction to Abraham Lincoln. Daily showtimes for "The Journey of Sojourner Truth" are 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30PM. Historical figures in costumes from the period will be on the grounds and ready to meet and greet visitors. Children--and adults--who wish to wear their own costumes to the event are welcome and encouraged to do so.

In honor of Black History Month, this special two day event is free with regular paid park admission ($4.50 general, children 2 years of age and under are free).

For more information about Sojourner Truth and related arts activities, please visit the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum online at www.srwsystems.com/sojo/

What: "Truth Will Set You Free!" A special celebration of the life of Sojourner Truth in honor of Black History Month 2009 presented at Fairytale Town by the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum.
When: February 21 & 22, 2009
Time: 11AM to 3PM
Where: Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento CA 95822
Cost: FREE with regular paid park admission ($4.50 general, free to children 2 years of age and under)
Contact phone: 916-808-8886
Contact e-mail: magic@fairytaletown.org
Website: www.fairytaletown.org

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