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Fourth graders participate in Choctaw Days at LRMA

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

Fourth graders from acrosssouth Mississippi are visiting the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art for Choctaw Days.

Students get to interactwith Choctaw dancers and also get to tour the museum's Native American BasketCollection.

“It's an amazingcollection and we love to share it with the students,” said LRMA Curator ofEducation Mandy Buchanan. “It's the time in their studies when they're studyingChoctaws and Mississippi history and we are just excited to share it with them.”

The annual event teachesstudents about Choctaw culture and enriches their arts education experience.

“We have weaving, we havebead making, they draw Choctaw baskets, they tour the basket collection andthey get to talk to a weaver and ask questions about the materials and theprocesses,” said Buchanan.  

Choctaw Days will end Thursday.The museum thanks all volunteers and the Laurel Junior Auxiliary for making thethree day event possible. 

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