Rock River Archeological Weekend set for October 10 and 11
The Rock River Archeological Society (RRAS) will host a weekend of historical and educational events on Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11. This is a great, admission free, family event with something for all ages. All activities are held outdoors on the grounds and inside the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.Come see a buckskinners encampment with Dirty Kettle and friends which will both fascinate and educate young and old. Visitors can walk into a teepee, hear stories, try throwing a tomahawk and see the Voyageur canoe display. Join Dirty Kettle at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday for a flute circle with a drum circle to follow.
There will be atlatl demonstrations and a chance to try throwing the atlatl at a target. There is also opportunity to talk with local collectors and see their museum quality artifacts. Try your hand at corn grinding and fire starting techniques, learn how a wigwam is constructed, and find out about basic basket weaving techniques. There will also be children’s activities, food for purchase, and vendors to visit.The speaker/event schedule is as follows:
– 11:00 – 12:30 Mary Nettesheim – “Indian Sites”
– 12:45 – 1:45 Karen Hartman – “Baskets – Learning Basic Weaving”
– 2:00 – 3:00 Curt and Karen Margelofsky-Sorensen – “Utah Sites”
– 4:30 – Dirty Kettle – Flute and Drum Circle at Buckskinner’s Encampment
– 1:00 – 2:00 Kristin Ashley – “Animal Spirits: Myths and Mystery”Schedule may be subject to changes due to weather/speaker circumstances.
Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between Horicon and Mayville on Hwy. 28. More information about the RRAS can be found on its web blog at http://rockriverarch.blogspot.com/ , by calling 920-387-7893, or “Like” the group on Facebook.