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Sparkling Drag Storytime

Families and kids of all ages are invited to join storyteller extraordinaire Vanessa LeDiva in a fun and sparkling reading of the book The Lady with the Ship on Her Head. Then follow along with educator Kathryn Aguilar and make your own wig using materials you have at home. Learn about how and why elaborate wigs were worn by ladies and gentlemen in the 18th century and find out what you can see in the Museum’s newest exhibition In Sparkling Company: Glass and the Costs of Social Life in Britain During the 1700s. Craft Supply List: To join along and make your own wig at home, collect the following supplies and have them handy on Saturday morning. 12 cardboard toilet paper rolls or cut up paper towel rolls 1 package cotton balls 1-1.5 inch wide ribbon (2 pieces, 36-40 inches long) Glue Flowers, feathers, bows, ribbon, pom-poms – anything you want to add to decorate! This event is presented in partnership with Card Carrying Books & Gifts. Live glassmaking demos are happening weekly! See for the full summer schedule now