American Girls - The Roaring Twenties
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This 90 minute program is part of our series called "The American Girls" which enables girls to do a bit of time travel. This particular program is designed to show them how daily life in the Roaring Twenties differed, yet was very much the same as today. The program starts with a PowerPoint overview of the 1920's touching upon how they would travel, how the family would earn a living, what they would have done for entertainment. This includes Prohibition, Women's Rights, radio & film, "flapper chic", jazz and the art deco movement. Participates will do three craft projects: a flapper headband; an art deco style door hanger; and a sign similar to what their suffragette foremothers would have made but dealing with modern day issue. Traveling to the 1920s would not be complete without learning the Charleston dance step. The program will conclude with the girls donning their headbands and some beads and performing the dance for their caregivers.
Program is designed for girls 5 - 10 years of age. We ask that parents/caregivers remain in the building.
Program material fee: $7 for Members and non-members
Location: Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
This is part of The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts, and the Ridgefield Library community-wide reading initiative of The Great Gatsby under the auspices of "The Big Read". The Discovery Center is proud to provide programming for this initiative. For more information and Ridgefield's part in "The Big Read": Click here
"The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest." The program is designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The Ridgefield Playhouse, in partnership with the Ridgefield Library, are included in the 77 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host a Big Read project between September 2014 to June 2015.