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Kids, Make a “House Storybook” at the Alexandria Black History Museum

March 10 Workshop Helps Children Tell Stories of a Favorite Place

House Story BookOn Saturday, March 10, the Alexandria Black History Museum is offering a fun family activity to help kids tell stories about a favorite house or building. Local artist and writer Sushmita Mazumdar will hold a workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children ages 6 through 12; adult family members are welcome to join in.

Sushmita will show how she makes books that are houses for all kinds of creatures and all kinds of stories. Then kids will learn how to make their own “House Storybook” of a special place – perhaps their own home or grandma’s house – and fill it with their own stories! The cost is $15 per family and includes materials. Advance registration is required, so call 703.746.4356 for more information or to register.

While at the Alexandria Black History Museum, kids and adults can see the current exhibition, Our Alexandria: African American Dollhouses by Sharon J. Frazier and Linwood M. Smith, featuring more than a dozen buildings and rooms – most inspired by real places in Alexandria – in miniature.

The Alexandria Black History Museum is located at 902 Wythe Street in the heart of the Parker-Gray Historic District and is open from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more about the museum and Alexandria’s rich African-American heritage, please visit

For more information, call 703.746.4356 or visit