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Egyptian for a Day

by The Staff on October 17, 2013


For decades, the Albany Institute of History & Art has brought a bit of Egypt to Albany with its mummy exhibit. The museum’s upcoming family program, Egyptian for a Day, features a day full of cultural activities for all ages.

In conjunction with the major exhibit GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies, Egyptian for a Day will offer hands-on activities including spinning and dyeing fibers, making jewelry (pictured), and trying on ancient Egyptian-style clothing and head pieces. Children can also learn about ancient musical instruments while Palestinian musician Zafir Tawil demonstrates and performs. Traditional Egyptian refreshments will be served.

Egyptian for a Day will take place on Sunday (Oct. 20) from noon to 5 PM at the Albany Institute of History & Art (125 Washington Ave., Albany). Musical performances will be at 1 and 3 PM. This program is free with museum admission. For more info, call 463-4478.