Friday, August 22, 2008

Thursday Nights in Egypt

Introducing Thursday Evenings in Egypt at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum!

As you may know, the Museum is now open until 8:00 pm each Thursday for your visiting convenience. In addition to our regular exhibits, please join us at the Rosicrucian Museum and Planetarium on Thursday evenings for very special family-friendly talks and tours. Each Thursday will feature a new theme of ancient Egyptian history and culture to explore.

Thursdays during the next two weeks:

August 28
Mummy Mania:

5:00 pm The Mummification Process
5:30 pm Tomb Tour
6:00 pm Shabtis: those statuettes you’ve wondered about (left)
6:30 Our Child Mummy
7:00 pm Our Animal Mummies (see above, left)
7:30 pm Tomb Tour

To learn more about Mummy Mania in our culture, you may wish to listen to our Podcast on Mummy Mania by Dr. Jasmine Day.

September 4
A Royal Evening:

5:00 pm Tomb Tour
5:30 pm Cleopatra: A Remarkable Woman (left)
6:00 pm Kingship: How the Egyptians Ruled
6:30 pm Akhenaton: the Inspired Rebel
7:00 pm Tomb Tour
7:30 pm Ramses II: Builder and Publicist

Here's a glimpse of some of the Royal Objects you will see!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Visit us at the Tapestry Arts Festival!

Tapestry Arts Festival:
August 30 – September 1, 2008
Downtown San Jose

Join the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC as we celebrate the 33rd annual Tapestry Arts Festival in downtown San Jose. Tapestry Arts began in 1976 as part of the US’s bicentennial celebration and continues to this day with the annual Tapestry Arts Festival each Labor Day Weekend. The festival is a three-day celebration of the visual and performing arts held on the streets of downtown San Jose with proceeds funding scholastic and community art education / outreach programs.

We will have two booths, one for the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and one for the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, located in the “Creativity Zone,” near where Park Avenue crosses the Guadalupe River.

The Museum booth will offer visitors a chance to stamp their names in hieroglyphic on faux papyrus and put them in a custom Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium magnetic picture frame to keep. Indulge your creativity or just stop by for a chat!

Members of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC will be available to talk about the Order and its educational work worldwide, with explanatory materials, information about free public resources, etc.

Public Transport to the downtown Festival area is very easy! The Convention Center Station is the closest stop to the festival and is served by both light rail lines. Many bus lines and the Dash bus also serve the area. If you are driving, San Jose provides convenient parking alternatives in the area.

The festival runs

August 30 through September 1 (Saturday-Monday):

Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Attractions include live music, food, kids’ and grownups’ physical activities, an indoor home and garden show and plenty of fun and exciting arts and crafts!

Please come by our Booths and join in the fun and learning!