Hurricane Matthew Recovery Update #15: April Event Update

Last Year, a group of volunteers came to begin work on our future longhouse.

WOW! So much has been accomplished in just one year!

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What Has Been Done So Far?
  • Most of the framework has been coated in epoxy, carved, stained, AND assembled
  • Framework for the bed is complete
  • Two cattail mats have been completed and are attached
  • Cordage of natural material has been tied around the joints of the framework and the ends sealed with pitch
  • Brand new signs have been installed
  • Fishing weir was created
  • Fish drying rack was completed
  • Spirit poles were started

    But we still have so much more to do!


    So we are holding our THIRD Volunteer Days at the Museum!

    Join us Saturday April 29th to Sunday April 30th on the Nature Trail to lend a hand towards the completion of our longhouse!
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    The major projects will be:

  • Working on aspects of the framework
  • Making cattail mats
  • Hanging cattail mats previously made by some of our volunteers

    Depending on our progress and availability, secondary projects may include:

  • Pre-colonial regalia
  • Creation of artificial gardens
  • Finishing Spirit Poles

    Can’t attend but want to help?

    We still need materials and donations!
    Check out our GoFundMe for monetary donations.
    Go to our Museum Fundraiser page for a list of items we need.

    Let Us Know You’re Coming!

    Drop our coordinator an e-mail by filling out the form below to confirm that you’ll be here to lend a hand!

    We hope to see you there!

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