Storytelling is the oldest and most powerful means for sharing history and values, and for encouraging imagination in young children. And it's one of the pillars of learning at Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling.
Performed through a variety of methods, our storytellers engage children in the timeless oral tradition as well as through the arts of theater, movement, music and film. Children are encouraged to reflect on what they hear, and to author and share their own stories—a practice that builds language skills, critical thinking and confidence.
STORY TIME: TALES ON SUGAR HILL
Story Time: Tales on Sugar Hill is grounded in a curatorial mission to share stories through theater, music, dance and visual art, as well as oral and literary forms. It is equally grounded in a commitment to present tales, fables, histories and myths that genuinely reflect the diverse ethnic and cultural milieu of our surroundings.
Each presentation, taking place the second Saturday of each month, includes a participatory art activity facilitated by teaching artists, so children not only experience other’s stories, but also reflect on what they see and hear, and create and share their own stories.
Story Hour, a more intimate storytelling presentation, takes place every Thursday and Friday at 3:30pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm. Each session features a solo performer with roots in the community. Performers have included Laura Bowman, Flor Bromley, Daniel Carlton, Alison Cox, Kelley Kelley, and Carletta Joy Walker.
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Book worms can find a slew of books available in our Reading Nook! Stop by and pick up your favorite author and let your imagination run wild.