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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Yup'ik Way of Life: An Alaskan People in Transition (Exhibit)
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

This student-curated exhibit features photographs of Alaska’s Yup’ik people, their environment, and resources by Greensboro native John Rucker. Taken between 1979 and 1987, the photographs document a lifestyle that has largely disappeared with the arrival of modern influences such as telephones, fast food, and television in the intervening years. The images are integrated with objects made by Yup’ik artisans and collected by early Moravian missionaries with connections to Winston-Salem. The objects provide a link to the past and further document the cultural transitions of the Yup’ik since European contact. Admission is free.

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Live animal program with CCSB Reptile Rescue! (Childrens Event)
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 South Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Join us for a live animal program with CCSB Reptile Rescue!

Introduction to Mahjong and the “Babcock Rules” (Museums)
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Reynolda House

Date: Tue, August 12, 2014Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pmCOST: Members/students $80, non-members $100. Registration required by calling 336.758.5900.Join us as we revive this key social pastime of the 1920s with a unique connection to Reynolda. Mary Reynolds Babcock’s husband, Charles H. Babcock, was Vice President of the International Mah-Jongg Corporation. Joseph Park Babcock, his brother and President of the company, wrote the influential Rules of Mah-Jongg (1920). The “Babcock Rules,” also known as the “red book,”was the earliest version of mahjong to be introduced to America and taught several generations to play the game. Explore this history as it relates to Reynolda, and learn enough of the basics to know “pung” from “kong” and “prevailing wind” from “dead wall.” Instructor Phil Archer is Director of Public Programs.August 12, 19, and 26, Tuesdays, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

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