Bedtime Buckaroos: “Grandmother Spider”

Posted on October 12, 2020 by Seth "from Marketing" Spillman in

Join us Monday evenings as we spark imaginations by hosting virtual bedtime stories with “Bedtime Buckaroos,” presented by Paycom.

Story time plays a vital role in introducing children to the magic of books. Each week we’ll feature a new engaging Western story read by local authors, community leaders, traditional storytellers and Museum staff.

This week, listen to Diana Fields, the Chief Program Officer at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, read “Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun: A Cherokee Story” written by Geri Keams and illustrated by James Bernardin.

“After Possum and Buzzard fail in their attempts to steal a piece of the sun, Grandmother Spider succeeds in bringing light to the animals on her side of the world.”

About the Reader

Diana Fields is the Chief Program Officer at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Diana began her career in the museum field at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. She has been focusing on development and programming for over 16 years, recently assisting the Annie Oakley Society with the Museum’s successful $15 million capital campaign, Liichokoshkomo’.

Liichokoshkomo’ is an outdoor educational experience that features hands-on/minds-on interactive exhibits for children and families. Personally, Fields grew up in a multiracial family that was loud and proud about their heritage, including Scottish, Eastern Band of Cherokee and African American roots. And now she and husband Arthur, an enrolled Pawnee and Otoe tribal descendent, are raising their five children in the same way.

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