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Cowrie Shell Currency

Exploring the History of Cowrie Shells as Currency in Africa. 

Saturday, April, 9 2022  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Participant Availability up to 10 Participants between the ages of 6 – up

To participate you must RSVP through Eventbrite below. 

Workshop Details

“Exploring the History of Cowrie Shells as Currency in Africa”

Sat April 9th, 11am – 1pm

Join us for a workshop to learn more about the diverse use and significance of cowrie shells.

This workshop will focus on the shell and its use as currency. Registered participants will meet at the main entrance of the museum (201 E 37th Street, corner of Abercorn) promptly at 11am for a private tour of our February launched Cowrie Shell exhibit, “Culture, Currency and Continuity: The Significance of Cowrie Shells in African Art,” and then proceed to our workshop space where we will make a cowrie shell ink stamp with a potato and decorate our own drawstring currency pouch.


Workshop Facilitator: Billie Stultz – Museum Executive Director/Chief Curator & Artist

Registration Required.


If you are registered and cannot attend, please inform us so someone else may attend

Reserved Spaces will be given to Wait Listers at 11:10am. If you cannot attend please call 912.721.7745 so your place can be given to the next person on our waitlist.

Masks Required

This workshop will be limited occupancy so to secure your seat you must register through the Eventbrite link below.

Seats are limited and we ask that if you do register that you please arrive on time for the workshop so that the space can be utilized. 



Masks and Social Distancing will be Required


Click here to register

for this Workshop

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