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Smithsonian American Indian Museum: FREE Livestream Tour
October 12, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:40 pm
Smithsonian American Indian Museum: FREE Livestream Tour via Zoom
Washington, DC History & Culture , a non-profit community organization, is presenting an online/virtual tour of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.
Washington, DC History & Culture is an independent organization, not affiliated with the Smithsonian or the American Indian Museum, and our free, educational program is being provided as a public service.
The National Museum of the American Indian is a museum in the United States of the culture the indigenous peoples of the Americas. It is part of the Smithsonian Institution group of museums and research centers.
The museum is set in a 4.25 acre site in Washington, DC and is surrounded by simulated wetlands. The museum’s east-facing entrance, its prism window and its 120-foot (37 m) high space for contemporary Native performances are direct results of extensive consultations with Native peoples. The museum offers a range of exhibitions, film and video screenings, school group programs, public programs and living culture presentations throughout the year.
In general, Native Americans have filled the leadership roles in the design and operation of the museum and have aimed at creating a different atmosphere and experience from museums of European and Euro-American culture. Donna E. House, the Navajo and Oneida botanist who supervised the landscaping, has said, “The landscape flows into the building, and the environment is who we are. We are the trees, we are the rocks, we are the water. And that had to be part of the museum.” This theme of organic flow is reflected by the interior of the museum, whose walls are mostly curving surfaces, with almost no sharp corners.
The Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe has five stations serving different regional foods: Northern Woodlands, South America, the Northwest Coast, Meso-America, and the Great Plains.
Please note that this program is presented solely by Washington, DC History, and is not done in partnership with the Smithsonian nor the American Indian Museum.
Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman , the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture. Robert earned an art history degree from the University of Michigan, spent the first two years of his career at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and has made numerous trips to the Smithsonian as well as numerous other American Indian/Native American sites throughout the U.S.
This educational and entertaining program is open to all regardless of age, geographic location, etc. and since it is an online/virtual event via Zoom you can connect from anywhere in the world.
This is a FREE program – voluntary donations accepted to support our non-profit community programs.
Zoom events have a limit on the number of people that can participate and therefore the event may “sell-out” once a certain number of registrations has been reached.
Zoom Connection Link Will Be Emailed:
Login info will emailed approximately 8-24 hours prior to the event to those that registered through the Eventbrite.com (link via Facebook) or Meetup.com web sites.
Please note that clicking “Interested” or “Going” on the Facebook event posting is not a formal registration – you have to click “Tickets” or similar on Facebook to be transferred to Eventbrite.com (Facebook’s ticketing site) to actually register.
If you’ve successfully registered you’ll receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite or Meetup.
If you haven’t received the Zoom connection an hour before the event feel free to contact us.
Zoom Connection Suggestions:
Connecting to Zoom a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
This is a visual presentation so the bigger device screen that you can use the better.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link that is emailed separately and follow the instructions.
If clicking the link doesn’t work you can try copying and pasting it instead.
Depending on the device Zoom may work better in some browsers/devices than others – if one doesn’t work try another.
If you are disconnected for any reason just reconnect.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )
This program is presented by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture :
“ bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC .”
For more entertaining and educational programs visit us at:
We look forward to seeing you – thanks!
Washington, DC History & Culture
202-821-6325 (text only)