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Date: Friday, February 2, 2024
Time: 10:30 a.m. EST
Location: The Learning Center, Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Cost: Free and open to the public
Join us in the museum’s Learning Center for our monthly Museum Story Time program. Aimed at toddler-age children and their grown-ups, we will gather on the first Friday of each month for a music- or Appalachia-related storybook, a tune or two by WBCM Radio Bristol show host Ella Patrick, and a related activity or coloring sheet. This month we will be doing a fun banjo-art craft!
In February we’ll read from Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors!”
About “Coat of Many Colors”
“Coat of Many Colors” is a children’s picture book written by country music icon Dolly Parton. Published in 1994, the book is based on the autobiographical song of the same name, which Dolly wrote and recorded in 1971. The story, illustrated by Judith Sutton, recounts Dolly’s childhood experience of her mother sewing a coat for her out of colorful rags. Despite the coat being made of simple materials, Dolly cherishes it for the love and sacrifice it represents. The narrative emphasizes themes of family, resilience, and the intrinsic value of cherished memories, offering young readers a heartwarming glimpse into Dolly Parton’s humble upbringing in the Appalachian region.