Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the holiday weekend with a variety of experiences at Missouri History Museum. Families are invited on Saturday and Monday for youth activism workshops, meaningful conversations on race and social justice, storytelling, movement, craft workshops, and day of service opportunities. On Sunday afternoon all are invited to a keynote address, a brief musical performance, and an all-levels yoga class set to live gospel music.
The MLK Celebration at the Missouri History Museum is free and will be held Saturday, January 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, January 15, from 2 to 5 p.m.; and Monday, January 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More information: mohistory.org
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