Life of the Metis
Saturday, October 22 • 1–4 p.m.
Prairieview Education Center, Room 210, Crystal Lake
Metis villages were places where the lives and the cultures of the French Canadian traders and the Native Americans who lived in this area in the 1600’s became intertwined. Celebrate their culture by joining us for this special event. Experience the inside of the wigwam where we will show and tell about artifacts of the Metis lifestyle. Make a clay pinch pot to take home. Try your hand at weaving a cattail mat on our loom. Sample snacks and listen to stories and the haunting sound of the Native American flute. Drop in any time or stay for the whole afternoon.
Harvest Gathering of 1858
Sunday, November 6 • Noon–4:00 p.m.
Powers-Walker House Historic Landmark, Glacial Park
Step back in time to the 1850’s Powers-Walker House at harvest time. Try your hand at corn shelling, grinding corn into flour, or making a corn husk or yarn doll. Witness harvest activities like the baking of bread in the wood-burning cookstove and grinding herbs for winter use. Tour the historic farmhouse to learn more about its restoration, or visit with a Cavalry sergeant and his horse as they demonstrate the weapons of the era used to protect these frontier lands.
No registration required. Drop in during the open hours.