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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Kinara

Identifier:
2019.9.70
Description:
Kwanzaa, called after the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza meaning "first fruits", is celebrated from December 26th to January 1st and was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga to celebrate African heritage and identity. Each night, a candle in a kinara is lit, one representing each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. 

 

Date:
2019
Materials:
Wood
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Source:
Museum Purchase
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Discovery Kit: Holiday Traditions (December 9 2019)
Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.