Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Dalton Stevens' Button Museum

The Summer Reading Program started out with a bang today with a field trip to Dalton Stevens' Button Museum.

Mr. Stevens, a nationally known artist, has been featured on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Geraldo, Live with Regis and Kathy Lee and several other nationally syndicated shows.

We started our tour with a video of Dalton's appearance with Johnny Carson. Then Mr. Stevens answered questions and gave the children a little background on sharecropping, cotton picking and working the land. We then toured the museum where Mr. Stevens regaled us with more stories and a couple of songs. Mr. Stevens is an accomplished musician who can play guitar, mandolin, banjo and base.

The children were fascinated!!! The librarians were pretty fascinated as well. Check out our pictures on flikr. Video will be on YouTube shortly.

A great start to this years Summer Reading Program. Check it out:

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