You know the tune, but who was Yankee Doodle Dandy? (Well, he actually wasn’t any one person in particular.) Find out at The Yankee Doodles Sing-Along, a free, revolutionary-themed event for the kiddos at The Reading Room at Fair Park this Sunday, August 19 from 4–6pm, hosted by our friends at Oil and Cotton, assistant director and curator at the Conduit Gallery Danette Dufilho and other local artists.
Kids will listen to ballads from the era of the American Revolution, including Yankee Doodle, and then draw as portrait as you envision him and create a flag that represents your identity as an individual and as a member of a group, like your school, family or country. Oil and Cotton will be showing artwork from its summer classes.
Want to know the whole story behind Yankee Doodle? Check out the original sheet music from the Library of Congress and read why soldiers sang the tune on the battlefield.
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