Friday, August 6, 2010

Mummies and Music and Memories, Oh My!

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs’ Rock Philbrook Day last Thursday was a success! The museum was overrun with 150 kids, Summer Day Camp counselors, and museum docents. “The kids loved it. My son is still talking about,” said Jerome Smith, director of the Mabee Red Shield Boys & Girls Club. The docents seemed to enjoy guiding the kids through the “Egyptian Treasures: To Live Forever” exhibit and the children loved seeing the mummies. 

“It was just great to have the kids here using almost every facet of the Museum as a platform of engagement and learning,” Randall Suffolk, director of Philbrook said. 
The kids attended a concert by Steinway pianist Dr. Phillip Powell, the Barthelmes Conservatory Tulsa Young Chamber Musicians and watched a video of the “A Pocket Full of Hope” performers. Lunch on Philbrook’s front lawn included a performance by an African drum group and several kids were given a chance to perform with them. For another ‘hands-on’ activity, the children created their own miniature mummies with paper and markers. They were given their mummies to take home, as well as many memories of their exciting day at Philbrook.


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