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Indigenous Roots and Connections in the Appalachian Forest

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 7:30 pm

Our newest interpretive program will kick off with the opening of our new rotating exhibit, “Creating Home: Indigenous Roots and Connections in the Appalachian Forest”. The exhibit will be open to the public May through October at the Appalachian Forest Discovery Center (Darden Mill, 101 Railroad Ave, Elkins).
We will celebrate with a free Exhibit Opening Event on May 18 featuring a Seneca Artisans Showcase.
Tentative Schedule:
9:30 – 5:30 Artisans showcase with vendor tables
Special demonstrations throughout the day:
9:30 Penny Minner – Split Black Ash Baskets
10:45 Bernadette Scott – Corn as Art
12:00 Chef Lorinda Johns – Three Sisters Fritters
1:15 Mary Jacobs – Haudenosaunee Clothing From Coverings to Fashion
2:30 Samantha Jacobs – Moccasin Making
4:00 Cliff Redeye – Leatherwork (Leatherwork class Sunday, by reservation)
5:30 Exhibit Opening Address – Joe Stahlman. Followed by Supper featuring Appalachian Foods with Native Influence (supper by donation, RSVP encouraged to discovery@afnha.org or 304-636-6182)

Join us summer and fall 2024 for more Native exhibits and programs across AFNHA. Watch our website, www.afnha.org, or sign up for the newsletter for MORE! This program was made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Foundation.

Details

Date:
May 18
Time:
9:30 am - 7:30 pm

Venue

Unnamed Venue
101 Railroad Ave.
Elkins, WV US

Organizer

Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area
Phone:
(304) 636-6182
Email:
afnha@afnha.org
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