The Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington Connecticut has created a series of vacation week programs from April 20-22 from 1 .pm. to 3 p.m. that will teach kids new skills. The theme of the vacation fun series is “sticks and stones”!
Before metal was used widely by the Native Americans living in the Litchfield Hills, stones and bones were used to create tools. During this three-day program, children will learn how to identify different types of stone, animal bones and how Native peoples used these raw materials to create tools.
Join museum staff on Wednesday for an introduction to stone identification and use. On Thursday they will compare skeletal structures of a few common woodland animals. Friday, kids will watch their educators demonstrate techniques for using these materials to create items such as fishhooks, needles, combs, weapons, and projectiles.
Drop in from 1pm-3pm on April 20th, 21st, and 22nd to watch stones and bones turn into tools outdoors at our outdoor replicated Algonkian Village.
Included in regular museum admission: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Children; IAIS Members FREE.
For more area information www.litchfieldhills.com