Charlotte Museum of History — Free Admission for Singgalot Family Day

Charlotte Museum of History

Charlotte Museum of History

I love the Charlotte Museum of History. Too bad I had never visited until recently! If you haven’t been and need something to do for the family on Saturday, September 10, 2011 that’s free and fun, this is the place to be! Open from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., the Museum will be offering free admission for Singgalot (The Ties That Bind): The Story, Culture and Contemporary Issues of Filipino Americans Family Day.

Take in the sights and sounds of Filipino experiences, rich traditions and culture in the history of America. In conjunction with the exhibit, visitors will enjoy performances by the Maranasan Dance Troupe, Miss Asia Carolinas and a martial arts troupe. Kids of all ages can participate in interactive games, lessons in Tagalog and Alibata (Filipino script) and hula dance lessons.

Singgalot: The Ties That Bindtraces Filipino presence in North America from the first transoceanic trade missions between Manila and Acapulco in the mid-16th century to the 19th century. During this time, some Filipinos settled in the bayous of Louisiana. Subsequent images in the exhibition depict the first significant wave of Filipino immigrants who came as American “nationals” after the United States acquired the Philippines following the Spanish-American War in 1898. This traveling exhibition, developed by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program and organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), tells their story.

You can find The Charlotte Museum of History at 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC.

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