It's Hands-On History Playtime for kids ages 1 to 6 years old at the Museum
A fun time of reading a story, looking at a Museum's exhibit and a hands-on learning activity.
January 19 2 to 2:30 p.m., the theme is seashells
February 16, 2 to 2:30 p.m. the theme is cooking
The Museum is located at 742 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia. This event and visiting the Museum are free! The Museum is open Thursdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
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DRAMA IN UNEXPECTED PLACES JANARY 28 AT 10 A.M.
To celebrate the opening of Bee-luther-hatchee by Thomas Gibbons at the Sierra Madre Playhouse the cast and creative team are once again going on a road trip along Route 66. Join us on these stops that shine a light on both Route 66 and Monrovia’s long and storied African-American history. Just as the play Bee-luther-hatchee deals with African-American lives, themes, and history – so does our January event.
Road Trip Itinerary Self-Drive
10:00 am- Monrovia Historical Museum 742 E Lemon Ave in Monrovia Originally the changing rooms for the Monrovia Plunge. Like other public pools in the San Gabriel Valley, historically, the Monrovia Plunge was only open to “colored” bathers on specific days. At this stop you will learn about the history of the building, see a scene from Bee- luther- hatchee, and learn about a local Tuskegee Airman who is featured in the Museum.
10:40 am- Nardi Associates LLP Architects 805 Shamrock Ave in Monrovia This was the first commercial building to be designated a historical landmark of Monrovia. Originally a fruit stand and residence, in 1929 it was converted to a garage to serve motorists on the new Route 66. At this stop you will get to see the vaulted, arched roof structure with an interior, exposed, lamella wood roof system, hear about the building and its preservation and landmark status, and see a scene from Bee-luther-hatchee.
11:30 am- Second Baptist Church of Monrovia 925 Shamrock Ave in Monrovia Founded in 1902, this historically African-American church is associated with Lt. Colonel Allen Allensworth, former slave, Buffalo Soldier, and founder of the African-American community of Allensworth, California. At this stop you will learn about the church’s history, see a scene from Bee-luther-hatchee and listen to a “Route 66” themed song from the Champagne Performance Vocal Group.
Event concludes at noon .