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Kids Use History and Art to Create Exhibit at Sugar Hill Children's Museum

 Shani Peters advises the students — Naima Huebner, 10, Holiday Raimond Jones, 10, and Destiny Perdomo, 12 — on their crowns.May 24, 2016
Shani Peters advises the students — Naima Huebner, 10, Holiday Raimond Jones, 10, and Destiny Perdomo, 12 — on their crowns.May 24, 2016
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HARLEM — The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum is mixing culture with creativity this summer for an upcoming exhibit made exclusively by local students.

The museum has partnered with artist Shani Peters — who created a show that has traveled from Michigan to Zimbabwe to Harlem over the past two years to tell the history of the African Diaspora through crown designs — to replicate her work with the help of city kids.

Two 10-year-olds and a 12-year-old are among the seven local children who will help make the crowns, infusing them with history and their personal passions before they are transformed into a large-scale public exhibit.

The students will be making crowns over the next few weeks to display at the museum from July 16 to Sept. 3.