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Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend

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Date: May 25, 2011
Contact: Joy Kinard, 202-673-2402

DKMC Walk Weekend

Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend

Saturday, June 4, 10am - 4pm & Sunday, June 5, 2011 1pm - 4pm

Washington, D.C. — The National Park Service in collaboration with the Dupont Kalorama Museums Consortium (DKMC) will host an annual event established in 1983 to promote off the mall museums and their neighborhoods. The public is invited to visit the eight DKMC museums during Walk Weekend.

The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site's Walk Weekend events will include:

June 4, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Groomed for Greatness Session One: "Walking and Talking Like A Queen"

This session will explore the experiences of local Queens featuring Miss Black Maryland USA offering advice. Discussions will include topics related to image enhancement and oral presentation skills with young girls.

Live Demonstrations: The Queens will also perform live demonstrations in which youth are encouraged to take part.

In an Artistic Celebration community women and student-scholars will perform in a variety of musical styles.

Women of Relevancy Workshop

Keynote Speaker:

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Cynthia Tucker will speak to visitors about the legacy of Mrs. Bethune and women like her who worked diligently to change the inter-national perception of African American Women legacy.

Book Signing

Lisa Owens, Miss Howard University 1984 and entrepreneur, unveils her new book, Dance Ministry Basics: A Foundation for God's Dancers, signs copies, and talks about her rise to success through performing arts.

Crowns & Tiaras Arts and Crafts

Local Queens and site staff will help children fashion fun tiaras and fascinators.

June 5, 2011 1:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Jazz Garden Reception

The award winning composer and saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk will be our featured Jazz Garden Reception musician along with his trio.  

Book Signing

Dr. Ida Jones will discuss her book "The Heart of the Race Problem: The Life of Kelly Miller" which will be on sale in our gift shop.

Going Green Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts for children ages 8 - 12 will also be available along with tips to help local families make going green fun.

For additional information regarding this program and other events, please call the site directly at (202) 673-2402 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/mamc.


This program is part of an ongoing series of public programs offered by the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site to promote public understanding of the history and special places that have been included in the national park system. 

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 The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site is one of several park sites that make up National Capital Parks-East. National Capital Parks-East offers a wide array of historic, cultural, and recreational areas that are part of Washington, D.C. and its eastern environs. The park is comprised of over 8,000 acres of federal land, ranging from community parks and National Historic Sites to unique wetland ecosystems, meadows, and mature hardwood forests.

Did You Know?

The Bethune-Cookman College Logo and Wildcat Mascot

In 1904, Mary McLeod Bethune opened a small school in Daytona Beach, Florida, with five girls and one dollar and fifty cents. That school developed into Bethune-Cookman University. Today, the university has over 3,060 students enrolled. More...