Fort Collins Gallery Walk Half-Priced Admission 6 – 9 pm
The First Saturday Every Month
Story Time at the Museum Free 11 am
Presented by Bryan Dennis
Human sacrifice is often presented in a sensational manner with little regard for the cultural context within which it occurred. This talk will discuss the religious, ritual, and political associations of human sacrifice as practiced by the Aztec. Archaeological evidence will be supplemented by native written sources and Spanish eye-witness accounts. Bryan Dennis earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles specializing in Aztec, Mixtec, and Maya societies. His primary interests are the archaeology, ethnohistory, and sociopolitical organization of New World cultures – interests he has nurtured since childhood. Bryan works as a business planning and strategy consultant for nonprofits and small businesses, focusing especially on building online tools to improve the dissemination and use of scientific research.
Presented by John Roberts
John Roberts, immediate past Board Chair and Cofounder of the Global Village Museum, will share tales and stories of his 34 year life overseas with the US Department of State and US Peace Corps. This promises to be an exhilarating and entertaining evening, particularly designed for the adult mind. Do not miss this extraordinary evening of international and cross-cultural entertainment!
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Just a Minute!: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book is a spirited tribute to the rich traditions of Mexican culture is the perfect introduction to counting in both English and Spanish. The vivacious illustrations and universal depiction of a family celebration are sure to be adored by young readers everywhere. The Craft Activity is creating a Toma Todo which is a Mexican game of chance. We will make our own Toma Todo tops or topas and then play to see who is the luckiest!
Jody Snow, co-curator for “Mexico: Objects for living, Objects for Life,” will tell about her love of Mexican culture and shares anecdotes of her travels to the country she calls her second home. She has traveled to Mexico every summer for the past 18 years as part of a Summer Staff Guide in Mexico for Intercultural Student Experiences. Jody currently works for Poudre School District as a Spanish tutor at the before school enrichment program at Bethke Elementary School, as a Family Liaison at Fort Collins High School, and as a teacher in the adult English language program. Her pictures and stories will entice you to explore Mexico. Admission includes visit to 4 galleries.
Enjoy a break from your shopping and stop in at Global Village Museum. FREE admission to our 4 galleries. Shop our eclectic Museum Shop and our members save 30% off Museum Shop Items and 10% off Museum Shop Items for public.
Admission to the Museum: $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, & $1 children.
The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11 – 5