2019 Anchorage Welcoming Week Community Celebration | Welcoming America

2019 Anchorage Welcoming Week Community Celebration

2019 Anchorage Welcoming Week Community Celebration

Noon to 6 p.m. Lawn, Atrium & Auditorium of the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

Hosted by Welcoming Anchorage, the Municipality of Anchorage, the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Wells Fargo Alaska and Bridge Builders of Anchorage

Join community organizations, artists and performers to kick-off Anchorage’s Welcoming Week. Watch performances on the Museum lawn (weather-permitting)m talk with community organizations and draw inspiration from community leadership addresses. Explore the museum collection through docent tours in numerous languages.

Enjoy free admission to the museum sponsored by Wells Fargo.

Welcoming Art Walk

10:30 a.m. to noon. Begins on the Museum Lawn

Use an online map and tour downtown public art locations with tour guide, George Martinez. Late-comers can follow the online map route for a self-guided tour. 

Welcome Week Celebration

Noon to 3 p.m. Museum Lawn (Atrium if rainy!)

Anchorage’s Welcoming Week begins on the Anchorage Museum lawn, with community organizations, performances and activities. More than 20 community organizations will be hosting informational booths, and multiple cultural communities will be sharing their traditional music, songs and dances.

Docent Language Tours

Explore the museum collection through the voices of volunteer docents. Tours conducted in one language each tour.

11 a.m. Chinese (Mandarin) Tour: Cultural Exchanges

Through lively discussion and close-looking, learn about the importance of Alaska’s natural resources and its historical relationship to China on a guided tour. No art or history background is necessary. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and is presented in Chinese (Mandarin). Meet in the Museum Store.  

3 p.m. Spanish Tour: Cultural Exchanges

Learn about cultural exchanges between Alaska and Spain in a guided tour and close looking. No art or history background is necessary. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and is presented in Spanish. Meet in the Museum Store.  

4 p.m. English Tour: Coming of Age

Discover objects related to the coming-of-age theme in a guided tour with close-looking opportunities. No art or history background is necessary. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and is presented in English. Meet in the Museum Store.

Storytelling Saturday Theatre

12 pm and 2 pm

How Raven Got His Crooked Nose”, a traditional Alaskan Dena’ina fable about how Chulyen the trickster raven loses his nose, but vows to get it back and learns an important lesson along the way in this teaching tale. This event is part of Storytelling Saturday Theatre, which will take place at the Museum every other Saturday, through April 2020. Presented by the Anchorage Museum, Keys to Life, Bridge Builders, Anchorage Sister Cities Commission and Welcoming Anchorage.

Hiroshima—Amchitka Legacies: What Future Can We Choose?

4 to 6 pm. Auditorium

Join an 87 year old survivor of Hiroshima and representatives from Amchitka, Alaska, as well as an ICAN USA representative to speak on the legacy of war and working toward a peaceful future, including the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. Organizers will prepare a thousand origami cranes array to present to the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima as "a Prayer from Alaska" after the event concludes.

For more information, contact Darrel Hess, [email protected], or 907-343-4461.

 

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