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Butterfly Project – Sharpsburg
August 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amFree
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is partnering with libraries countywide to offer painting sessions for the Butterfly Project, which aims to paint a butterfly for each of the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust.
Participants in the Butterfly Project will learn about children who died in the Holocaust and receive a card with the story of a specific child. The participants will then paint a butterfly, perhaps inspired by the story of that child. As we learn about children lost in the Holocaust, we will challenge the community to embrace difference and to fight against bigotry and intolerance happening now. We will also offer support to children and families in underserved areas of the city. The completed butterflies will be displayed in participating libraries as part of a city-wide exhibit, and there will also be a free end-of-summer celebration to bring together all participants in the project. There is no cost to participate in this program.
This program is made possible thanks to funding from the Heinz Endowments and The Lipsman Family Endowment Fund in memory of Charles and Hilda Lipsman.
Since Sharpsburg’s session is on a day and time when we are normally closed (Friday, 8/10 at 10am), please RSVP.
This program is intergenerational and is appropriate for anyone in 2nd grade or older.