Date(s) - 29/04/2017 - 30/04/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Close your eyes and picture a serene forest.
Imagine soft breezes and sweet, tangy sea air merging with the inviting aroma of native foods. Picture grass-carpeted sand with a Native American story teller surrounded by children with joy-filled eyes. Hear native drums blending with the high call of sea birds and the clear, soothing sound of native flutes. Visualize tables with beautiful Native American jewelry, art, and hand-crafted treasures. That picture will come alive on April 29 and 30, 2017 when Journey Home , A Celebration of Ancestral Village Days sponsored by the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center takes place on Hatteras Island, part of the historic outer banks of North Carolina.
Set on the nature trail at the museum, the celebration will offer two days filled with activities for the entire family.
Participants will have the opportunity to “step back in time” to learn about village life before European contact. It will be possible to explore a longhouse, hear the beat of hand drums and sand-filled rattles, dance in a ceremonial circle surrounded by spirit poles, make a mat from cat tail plants, sift though deep-sea diggings for ancient shark teeth, create a cast of an animal track, paint a tattoo, shape a pot from clay, see how weapons were fashioned from natural materials and cedar logs turned into graceful canoes. Special presentations on native survival skills, knapping, basketry, pottery, gourds, personal adornments, beading, gardening, fishing, medicinal plants, and much, MUCH more will occur throughout the weekend.
Activities will begin each day at 10 AM.
Admission: Adults $5, School-Age Children & Seniors $3, Families $15
For more information, contact the museum at 252-995-4440; P. O. Box 399, Frisco, N C 27936 or visit www.nativeamericanmuseum.org.