1920s Entertainment at The American Museum

November 6, 2017 -

1920s Entertainment at The American Museum

 In celebration of the 1920s Jazz Age exhibition The American Museum has created a fantastic programme of children’s activities based around 1920s films and fashion. Kids can join a monster-filled activity inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (July 27) and plan out their own 1920s silent movie in a storyboard with captioned scenes (August 31). Journey through 1920s New Orleans and create your own frog masks, tiaras, and dapper top hats inspired by Princess and the Frog (August 10). Join Fat Sam’s Grand Slam for a Bugsy Malone-inspired afternoon and make fedoras or flapper headbands before watching the film (August 24).

Teens can join Jodie Winter-Smith for a 1920s hair and makeup workshop where they will learn about the look of the era, try it out on each other, and have a mini-photo­shoot to show off their new style (July 29). Little ones can create their own 1920s Japanese-inspired paper hand-fan and decorate it with patterns, jewels, and feathers (August 3).


For further press information, interviews and images please contact:

Nas Alvi, Marketing Manager, 01225 823019 nas.alvi@americanmuseum.org


Note to Editors

The American Museum in Britain opened to the public at Claverton Manor near Bath in 1961 with the aim of showcasing the achievements of Americans in the decorative arts and promoting Anglo-American understanding.

It is the only museum outside the United States to showcase the decorative arts of America. The permanent collection includes more than two hundred historic American quilts, exceptional pieces of Shaker furniture, Native American objects, and two hundred historical maps of the New World from the twelfth century to the Renaissance.  The museum also has the most significant collection of American folk art in Europe.

The manor house is set within extensive grounds, which include an arboretum of American trees and expansive views across the Bath skyline.