Children's Wall

Children's Wall

African American Museum in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

The African American Museum in Philadelphia allows families to immerse themselves in the lives of African Americans living from 1776–1876, in part, through interactive encounters with ten full-size video representations of heroes such as Octavius Catto, Richard Allen, and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. With a push of a button, these trailblazers “answer questions” about their lives in a Philadelphia that is much different than today’s. The landscape of Philadelphia’s past is depicted as a wraparound, dimensional timeline in a previous gallery. From a central kiosk, children can choose to play a variety of projection shows that highlight different themes and stories focused on religion, culture, politics, family kinship, and community.