Join the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian on Saturday, August 6 from 11:00 am-12:30 pm for a special program featuring stories from the acclaimed “Raven Tales” animated series. The program is free with regular admission.
Find out how Raven brought light to in the world in “How Raven Stole the Sun.” See who wins a battle of cunning when two tricksters meet in “Raven and Coyote.” Discover what lesson a childless couple learns in “The Child of Tears.”
Raven Tales is a series of half-hour (24min) CGI-animated television programs, developed by Chris Kientz and produced by Calgary-based New Machine Studios in partnership with Vancouver Artist and Producer Winadzi James. The show is targeted at school-age children and their families to introduce Aboriginal folklore in a humorous and entertaining way. They tell the stories of the many adventures of Raven, the most powerful deity of Aboriginal mythology. Each episode features an original interpretation of a popular tale from the folklore of our first peoples.
The Mitchell Museum is one of only a handful of museums in the country that focuses exclusively on the art, history and culture of American Indian and First Nation peoples throughout the United States and Canada. In 2012, the Mitchell Museum was named “Best Museum of The North Shore: Up and Comer” by Make it Better magazine, won the Superior award by the Illinois Association of Museums and was named a national finalist by the American Association of State and Local History award program. The Chicago Tribune named the Mitchell Museum one of its top 10 museums for 2015.
For more information about The Mitchell Museum of The American Indian, visit www.mitchellmuseum.org, call 847-475-1030 or see our verified Facebook page. The museum is located in Evanston, Illinois at 3001 Central Street. It is open Tuesday-Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday- Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, students and children and free for Mitchell Museum members and Tribal members.