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NOTE: This event has been postponed. Please check back with us in 2021.

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. Workshop will be held from 12:00 to 5:00 PM. Fee includes instruction and materials. Vermont Archaeology Month event.

Workshop fee: $70

 

Participate in or watch this annual atlatl championship testing skills in accuracy and distance. The sport of using the atlatl to throw darts is based on the ancient hunting technique. Newcomers to experts welcome. Children’s activities. Workshops and demonstrations on crafts and skills from ancient to Woodland times.  Try your hand at stone tool-making (flint-knapping) and Woodland pottery. Learn how the colonists made fire. Event will be held from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Call (802) 759-2412 to register. Vermont Archaeology Month event. 

Competitors: $7 preregistered, $8 same-day registration

Visitors: $5 adult, free for children under 15

NOTE: This event has been postponed. Please check back with us in 2021.

Make your own woven willow basket with expert guidance from Barry Keegan. You’ll use willow shoots and wands to weave and twine a round base, and sharpened spokes and twined willow shoots to form the basket walls. The final basket will be about 10 inches tall. All materials provided. Enjoy a relaxing day on the lake as you learn and create. Workshop will be held from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Pre-registration and payment required, call (802) 759-2412. Vermont Archaeology Month event. 

Workshop fee: $60

NOTE: This event has been postponed. Please check back with us in 2021.

Trek around the battlefield with site interpreter and long-time reenactor Bob Franzoni. See locations of main points of the battle, learn about military tactics and key personalities of the battle, and look at a replica soldier’s kit. Hike will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather. Vermont Archaeology Month event. 

Enjoy the last day of the 2020 season with a guided hike into history. Stephen Zeoli is your guide. The hike will run from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition.