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Meet Our First Person Museum Septa Stars

See a familiar face on the EL this week? Now you can catch a sneak peak into the First Person Museum on your daily commute. First Person Museum Septa ADs went up this past week, featuring stories from Nakiyrah, Grace, and Jon — a glimpse into just a few of the stories and objects you’ll see showcased at the First Person Museum (November 5 – December 18.) Look for them along the Market-Frankford and the Broad Street Lines.

This past summer First Person Arts hosted nine storytelling events throughout the city called StoryCircles. Our Septa stars were among the participants who told their stories at these events. Grace graced us with her presence and her story about her family’s cream and sugar bowl at a StoryCircle hosted by Ayuda Community Center. Jon shared his story about his grandfather’s fishing license and we first met Nakiyrah and her baby doll at the Village of Arts & Humanities’ StoryCircle.

Witness Nakiyrah’s, Grace’s and Jon’s full stories, the objects behind them and more in person at the First Person Museum Opening Reception, November 5 at the Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine St) 5-7PM.

-Becca Jennings

Upcoming Events
  • BEyond Expectations: Living with an Intellectual disAbility
  • Date: April 18, 2019
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Interact Community Center
  • Location: 7372 Henry Avenue
  • StorySlam: Laws of Nature (tickets on sale 4/8/19)
  • Date: April 30, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: The Playground at the Adrienne
  • Location: 2030 Sansom Street