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200 has a Lot to Say: Memphis Stories

Saturday, May 18

Pink Palace Museum  11am- 4pm

Sponsored by the First Tennessee Foundation

Celebrate Memphis’s birthday with a day of live storytelling and performances highlighting specific people, events and communities in our city’s history. This family friendly event is free with general museum admission.

Schedule of Events

11:15-12:15  in the Mansion Theater-  Ekpe & Company:

Join an assortment of musical talent, led by the renowned percussionist Ekpe Abioto , to journey through From Africa to Beale Street to trace the roots and influence of African music in Memphis.

12:30, 1, 2  & 3 pm on the Mezzanine - Tennessee Ballet Theater:

Explore the life and history of one of the most influential black Memphians, Robert Church Sr., through the gracefulness of ballet.

1:30 -2  in the Mansion Theater- Cazateatro Bilingual Theater Group:  

In “Dear Rita,” Cazateatro will  showcase a collections of stories about the Latino experience in Memphis.

2:45 – 3:45 in  the Mansion Theater- Spillit Memphis: Spillit, a community storytelling group, has rounded up some of their best storytellers to tell the stories of today’s Memphis.

Learn More About The Performers

Spillit

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Cazatreatro

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TN Ballet Theater

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Memphis Bicentennial Birthday Celebration

Saturday, May 18

Lichterman Nature Center  10am - 2pm

Sponsored by the First Tennessee Foundation

A family fun event featuring hands-on activity stations highlighting specific time periods over the past 200 years at Lichterman, bicentennial exhibit updates, lawn games and light refreshments. There will be great spots to picnic and enjoy a very special day at the Nature Center.

Bicentennial History Talks

Sunday, May 19   4pm

Mallory-Neely House

Join us for a Bicentennial History Talk with Dr. Beverly Bond.

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