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Atlatl Workshop

Atlatl experts Bob and Cheryll Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl teach traditional and modern techniques of atlatl and dart construction, flint knapping, hafting stone points, and cordage making. Enjoy atlatl lore and coaching on the use of your new atlatl. Pre-registration required. Fee includes instruction and materials.

Cost: $70.00

Points of Interest: Lake Champlain Bridge Guided Walk

Learn the history of what surrounds you as you walk across the Lake Champlain Bridge. Chimney Point site administrator Elsa Gilbertson and Crown Point, NY, site friends group president Thomas Hughes lead this guided round trip walk. Meet at Chimney Point. Rain or shine, dress for the weather. Bring a picnic to enjoy before.

Cost: $8.00

Pre-schoolers at the Point

Bring your pre-schooler to enjoy story and craft time at Chimney Point. Topics relate to the history of Chimney Point and may include archaeology, bridges, boats, clocks, post offices, or light houses. A parent or responsible adult must be with the child. Ages 3 to 5. Siblings welcome. Bring snacks if you like. Call (802) 759-2412 for topic.

Guided Landscape Painting with Watercolor and Gouache

Artist Lillian Kennedy shows you how to stay fearless and serene during the creative process while you make a small Lake Champlain landscape painting. She will explain the fundamentals and demonstrate options. You’ll have plenty of room for individual expression. Take home a painting and the skills to continue on your own. You will learn the tricks to make a painting kit that fits in a baggie that you can carry with you on all your travels. Workshop suitable for all skill levels from rank beginner to seasoned professional. Adults and children 10+. Pre-register by calling (802) 759-2412.

Cost: $35.00 all materials included

Drawing Sanctuary Workshop

Artist Lillian Kennedy offers this special workshop. We start by making pocket sketchbooks from a single sheet of paper and then explore the museum and surrounding landscape with pencil and eye. Exercises in seeing, expressing, and technique will be shared as you learn to draw for the joy in seeing/ feeling/expressing without judgment. Workshop suitable for all skill levels from rank beginner to seasoned professional. Adults and children 10+. Pre-register by calling (802) 759-2412.

Cost: $20.00 all materials included

Blast from the Past: How to Weed Your Attic

Archivists Elizabeth H. Dow and Lucinda P. Cockrell are experts in residence on the Chimney Point porch to advise you how to weed your attic. They will share their insights, and then are available to give you advice. Bring your questions or items you have questions about. Copies of their new book, How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History, will be available for purchase.

 

Pre-schooler at the Point

Bring your pre-schooler to enjoy story and craft time at Chimney Point. Topics relate to the history of Chimney Point and may include archaeology, bridges, boats, clocks, post offices, or light houses. A parent or responsible adult must be with the child. Ages 3 to 5. Siblings welcome. Bring snacks if you like. Call (802) 759-2412 for topic. Suggested donation $5.00 per family. 

Points of Interest: Lake Champlain Bridge Guided Walk

Learn about the history of what you see walking across the Lake Champlain Bridge.  Crown Point, NY, site manager Lisa Polay and Chimney Point administrator Elsa Gilbertson lead this round-trip guided walk.  Meet at the Crown Point, NY, State Historic Site museum. Rain or shine, dress for the weather.  Bring a picnic to enjoy before or after. 

Cost: $8.00 includes admission to both museums

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