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Lulu looking at layers

Education Tuesday: Stratigraphy Mystery!

Posted on: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 7:30am

Dig deep into the principle of stratigraphy and the Law of Superposition! Learn how archaeologists use the layers of the earth in relative dating of artifacts. Use your best observation skills and decipher the clues to recreate a timeline of... read more

Education Tuesday: Ancestors Video

Posted on: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 6:00am

Take a virtual tour of our Ancestors Exhibition and go behind the scenes into researchers' laboratories and Maxwell Museum Collections.


Education Tuesday: Corn Husk Dolls

Posted on: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 7:45am

Maxwell Museum docent Carolyn Minette demonstrates how to make corn husk dolls. Celebrate the harvest and share the bounty of the season with corn husk dolls made by you!

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Lulu adding to the Maxwell Museum ofrenda.

Education Tuesday: Dia de los Muertos

Posted on: Monday, November 2, 2020 - 8:30am

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos and make your own ofrenda! Pay homage to your ancestors and welcome them back with an altar beautifully decorated by you. Use the instructions posted in previous weeks to make traditional crafts to... read more

Hispanic folk art

Education posting for week of October 12

Posted on: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 10:30am

We continue our exploration of Hispanic folk art with tin frame making. Get creative with recycled materials and make a picture frame for a traditional display in your home. Complete this project and ones in the next two weeks to make an ofrenda... read more