Children’s Museum Celebrates Artistic Diversity with Special Event this Saturday
DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON, N.C. – On Saturday, February 9th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Children’s Museum of Wilmington will host, “What a Wonderful World” to showcase the beauty and uniqueness of different backgrounds and cultures. Museum guests will be treated with numerous performances that will make a lasting impression and provide children with an opportunity to learn about different cultures.
The featured guests include the Ugandan Kids Choir, a group of 10 talented children, who will delight audiences with traditional African songs and dances. The Museum will also feature performances by Irish Fiddlers from the Stevenson-Stohl Suzuki Studio, the Coharie Tribe, and dancers from the Walsh Kelly School of Irish Dance.
Art with Refugees, the traveling exhibition of artwork by refugee children from around the world, will be on display. The artwork - shipped from Greece - brings awareness to, and support of, better living conditions for refugees.
The Museum has also partnered with students from a local high school who will demonstrate how to make Mexican tamales and an indigenous dish from Peru. In addition, there will be Chinese New Year crafts in our Art Room where children can make paper lanterns and dragon head puppets.
"This event is different from any other event that The Children's Museum of Wilmington has done in the past,” states Jessica Davis, CMoW Program Coordinator. “We are thankful that we received an opportunity to have the Ugandan Kids Choir perform, which inspired us to have an event full of cultural performances. We are also launching a coloring contest with Support the Port at the event. It's a day full of celebration for cultures that we may not get to see often in our everyday life."
About the Ugandan Kids Choir: The children in the Ugandan Kids Choir bring a message of hope—sharing the power of God’s love through traditional music and dance. As they tour the United States, they delight audiences with their high-energy performances and infectious joy.
Each choir is made up of 10 sponsored children who come from the poorest parts of Uganda. The children are chosen for their enthusiasm, ability, and dedication—all of which make them potential leaders when they return to their communities. For more information, please visit https://www.childcareworldwide.org/ugandan-kids-choir/.
About The Children’s Museum of Wilmington: The Children’s Museum of Wilmington is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides a safe and fun place where children can actively learn through creative and imaginative play. Comprised of three historic downtown Wilmington properties, the Museum offers 17,000 square feet and four floors of hands-on exhibits for children ages 0-10. Additionally, the Museum offers daily programs, grant funded community outreach, and special monthly events. For more information on everything the Museum has to offer, please visit www.playwilmington.org.