Join us for an interactive storytelling experience as we look, listen, and learn in our special exhibition Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths. Children of all ages are invited to learn how a resourceful man named Ki-pat finds water for his thirsty herd and ends the drought afflicting the plain in the fictional story Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema (1992). After the reading, continue learning about the power of rainmaking wands with a Fowler Educator.
Story Time is a short format, informal storytelling program facilitated by Fowler educators at 11:30am on the first and third Friday of most months. This event is free, no reservation required. Meet in the Fowler’s Lobby.
Related exhibition Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths is a major international traveling exhibition that reveals the history of invention and technical sophistication that led African blacksmiths to transform one of Earth’s most basic natural resources into objects of life-changing utility, empowerment, and astonishing artistry.