Storytelling Programs

Storytelling Programs

The UNESCO Story Circle - 2021

As part of the 19th Annual Danville Museum Celebration of Black History Month, the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History has partnered with Duke Center for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation and is pleased to offer a Virtual The UNESCO Story Circle on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 11:00-12:30 pm. This event is an initial step to build intercultural competence and promote racial healing within Danville. Through the sharing of personal stories and guided prompts, Story Circles aim to build the skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed to improve interactions across lines of difference and borders. Please RSVP below to join us!

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The Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation at Duke University

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It's an art that is as old as the spoken word.

Celebrate this entertaining and informative tradition as host Fred Motley, coordinator of Danville's annual Storytelling Festival, shares storytelling highlights that feature Danville history from the African American community. The last Danville Storytelling Festival with Fred Motley was held in February, 2020.

Fred Motley
18th Annual Storytelling Festival - 2020

Raconteurs, musicians and crowds were drawn to the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History on Saturday to share stories, music and merriment as part of the museum’s 18th annual Storytelling Festival. Performers told stories — and some jokes — around the museum’s exhibits and strummed banjos and fiddles as well as played drums to pay homage to influential multicultural musicians and storytelling traditions of the Dan River Region.