Grad Students Participate in Night at the Museum Event

Family night at the museum event poster. Has a blue background with images of a pagoda, the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Big Ben, and the Arc de Triumph. Saturday, March 4, 2023, was the 12th annual Family Night at the Museum community event hosted by The University of Alabama Graduate School and the Alabama Museum of Natural History.

Each academic department sent graduate students to host interactive stations catering to young people from the Tuscaloosa area. The Department of History was able to send six volunteers: Brianna Meyer, Brian Martin, Genesis Ranel, Filipe Robles, Joey Dykes, and Milum Richardson.

This year’s theme, “Around the World,” provided a great opportunity to get children interested in history by playing a game and coloring maps related to the stories of famous travelers like Hernando de Soto, Leif Eriksson, and Hasekura Tsunenaga.

Graduate students talk with youngsters at the table.

Brian Martin helps a youngster draw on a paper banner.

Four department grad students pose at the table for this event.