SCF Family Heritage House Presents Junkanoo Exhibit

(Bradenton, Fla., September 23, 2009) - An exhibit of costumes from Junkanoo, a cultural event held in The Bahamas, is on display at the Family Heritage House Museum at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF). A reception for the exhibit will be held 5 - 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The reception will feature a panel discussion about Junkanoo, a modern Bahamian parade showcasing music and costumes. Panel participants include Jane Smith, owner of the exhibit, and Dr. Louis Robison, a local resident who will share childhood experiences of celebrating the event with his family in The Bahamas.

The traveling exhibit on loan from Art Center Sarasota will be on display until November. Museum hours are 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday by appointment. For more information, call the Family Heritage House Museum at 941-752-5319 or e-mail

The Family Heritage House Museum is located on the south side of the SCF Bradenton library near the 60th Avenue West entrance. Maps and directions are online at 

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