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Stories by the Fireside

Saturday Dec 16, 2017

2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone: 843-7270
Website: Click to Visit

Kids experience the age-old tradition of hearing stories by the fire as well as making and decorating Christmas ornaments.

Let your kids experience the age-old tradition of hearing stories while gathered in a cozy circle around the fire. Every Saturday a storyteller will weave a different Pueblo tale, after which our own education team will guide the little ones in an art activity that relates to the story. Our friends at the Pueblo Harvest Cafe will offer hot chocolate for sale throughout.

Free with museum admission.


Books and Activities for Stories by the Fireside Include:

Dec. 9th

Book: “Coyote – Trickster tale from the American Southwest” by Gerald McDermott

Activity:  Write your own story through a comic strip or paper puppets.


Dec. 16th

Book: “The Earth Under Sky Bear’s Feet: Native American Poems of the Land” by Joseph Bruchac & “Thirteen Moon on Turtle’s Back: A Native American Year of Moons” by Joseph Bruchac and Jonathan London.

Activity: Making and decorating Christmas ornaments!


Dec. 23rd

Book: “Wild Wisdom- Animal Stories of the Southwest” by Rae Ann Kumelos

Activity: Animal stencils to be filled in with colored tissue paper.


Dec. 30th

Book: “Taos Pueblo – Painted Stories” by Jonathan Warm Day

Activity: Paper plate snowflakes

See also: Found Objects

Collected Works

There's a lot happening at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12th Street NW) this weekend, and, well, always. On Saturday, Dec. 16 head to the center with the kids in tow for the third installation of the ongoing Stories by the Fireside series. This weekend, poets Joseph Bruchac and Jonathan London will weave the tales, the Pueblo Harvest Cafe will provide hot cocoa, and all the materials will be ready for attendees to make their own Christmas ornaments between 5 and 6pm. Get a closer look at the collection on Sunday, Dec. 17 by heading back to the center for A View into the Collection, when, between 1 and 3pm, the collections management specialist will give visitors a special look at rarely seen items, and unpack their significance. Both of these events are free with admission to the museum.

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