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April events at the Goodman Museum

April 1, 2019


Press Release
For Immediate Release
April 1, 2019
                 
 
April events at the Goodman Museum
 
Novel Ideas
Partnered with the Tyler Public Library, join us at the Goodman Museum on the first Thursday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. for Novel Ideas: A young adult’s book club (ages 12+).
Our April book for discussion will be “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros.
Admission is free and refreshments are provided.
    
 
Planning your Garden
On Saturday, April 13, we will create Mola art with a spring and plant motif. Mola is an intricate, brightly colored sewn fabric with the forms of animals, plants and shapes that were used to decorate the blouses of the Kuna women in Panama. It is a recognized symbol of their culture to represent their status, a beautiful display of artistic expression and their traditional identity.
 
The families that participate in our activity will be creating similar designs out of construction paper. Examples and ideas will be available.
 
While we create the Mola art, we will be discussing the benefits of home and community gardening with an emphasis on building interest in creating a Junior Master Gardeners of Smith County program in the summer.
 
       
 
Artisans & Flower Market
Purchase local flowers, hand-crafted gifts and decor, paintings and so much more during the Artisan and Flower Market on Friday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 pm and on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Easter egg hunts will be held on Friday. Children egg hunts at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and the adult’s egg hunt at 6 p.m. containing restaurant and brewery coupons.
This event is in partnership with Earth & Time Global Productions.
 
 
For more information, contact Mary Foster, museum curator, at gmuseum@tylertexas.com or by phone (903) 531-1286. The Goodman Museum is located at 624 N. Broadway Ave.
 
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About the Goodman LeGrand Museum
 
The Goodman LeGrand home was originally built in 1859 as a one-story, four-room house, and it was established on a nine-acre wooded parcel of land.in 1940, Sallie Goodman donated the home to the City of Tyler, with instructions to maintain it as a museum. A Texas Historic Landmark since 1964, the well-manicured grounds cover almost an entire city block. It was the first property in Smith County listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2010, it was designated a Historic Site by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  To learn more, visit the Goodman LeGrand webpage at www.TylerParksandRec.org.



 
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