Winter Gathering
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Gathering

Join us for our Winter Gathering
Saturday December 1st, 2018
Time: 10am-3pm
Costs: $6.00 per person
Kids under 12 N/C

We charge very little to attend this event so it would be affordable for more people. If you have the means, we would be most grateful if you can add to our Donations Jar so as a non-profit museum, we can continue to present high quality education and social programs.

Schedule:

10-10:15 - Welcome Song and Dance

10:15 - 11:15 - Storytelling by Anne Jennison

11:15 - 12:15 - Winter Herbal Talk by Lynn Clowes

12:15 - 1:00 - Storytelling by Debra Ballou

1:00 - 2:15 - Corn Husk Doll by Anne Jennison

2:15 - 3:00 - Storytelling by HearsCrow

Kids Table is only available from 11:00am - 2:00PM along with our

food table.

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The Way of the Mocassin by Darlene Kascak Skaghticok
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

The Way of the Mocassin by Darlene Kascak Skaghticok

Darlene will educate the general public about differences of tribal crafts across Turtle Island by presenting different moccasin styles and construction.

Darlene Kascak (Schaghticoke Tribal Nation) is the Education Coordinator at The Institute for American Indian Studies and is active in the Schaghticoke Women’s Traditional Council. She is a member of Connecticut’s Storytelling Center and serves on the board of the Connecticut League of Historical Organizations and the Hammonassett Festival planning committee. Although she has taught elsewhere, this will be her first visit to MKIM and she will present an interactive discussion on a variety of tribal moccasins, their construction, and decorations

Along with her role as an educator, she is also Traditional Native American Storyteller preserving oral traditions by word of mouth as a means of passing down cultural knowledge and values. Her mission is to connect the stories passed down from generation to generation to archaeological discoveries, giving voice to the objects. These oral traditions can be used as a tool to validate or challenge academic knowledge and give shared authority to historically marginalized communities.

Darlene’s style of teaching from a Native American’s point of view allows children and adults the opportunity to broaden their perspectives for a new understanding of Indigenous Peoples’ lives, both in the past and in the present. Her work brings awareness to impact that stereotypes and myths have on the perception of other cultures as well as the legacies of native contact with other groups.

Cost: $15.00 per Member and $20.00 per Non-Member

Please call 603-456-2600 to reserve a place for this event.

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The Language of the Baskets by Sherri Gould
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

The Language of the Baskets by Sherri Gould

Sherry Gould lives in Warner, NH with her husband Bill. They were both born and raised in New Hampshire. Together, they raised their two daughters in Warner. They celebrate their Abenaki heritage and love making beautiful baskets. Sherry studied Abenaki fancy baskets in 2004 and 2007 with master artist Jeanie Brink of Barre, VT through grants from the New Hampshire Arts Council, Traditional Arts apprenticeship program. Together Sherry and Bill studied utilitarian Abenaki basket-making in 2006 under master artist Newt Washburn of Bethlehem, NH. Sherry's basket focus is on fancy baskets. From 2009-2013 Sherry has taught four apprentices, some through an award from the NH Arts Council, Traditional Arts program. She became a juried basket maker through the League of NH Craftsmen in 20065, being the first Native American artist in the league.

 I love baskets. They are, and they have always been a part of who I am. I am many things, but I am best known for my baskets.  When I work with my husband on baskets, we are the most centered and “one” as any time in our lives together. When my mother, or my daughters, or my nephew, my sister, my brother, or my grandchildren sit down to make a basket with me, there is nothing wrong anywhere in the world. This signifies to me the rightness of basket making in my life. I can sit all alone with strips of brown ash and sweetgrass and create a work, first in my mind’s eye, then in a dimensional reality and I feel all those in my family who came before me and are no longer walking with us, who sat, saw and created their own basketry. Gathering the materials for baskets is fundamentally woven into the process of my work. My husband gathers the brown ash trees. He is a lumberman; it is so very much a part of who he is. He is so much a part of who I am, and it brings him into each basket I create. We gather sweetgrass together from indigenous places in New Hampshire and Maine. It is an act of worship in concert with those old ones who visited and tended and harvested in those gardens of old. I gather the materials to add color and texture to my baskets from my land, or from the flea market, or online. It is all the same, a simple and beautiful act of gathering. I learned this art form from two incredible traditional artists; Jeanne Brink, a fancy basket maker and Newt Washburn, a utilitarian basket maker. Being rooted in these two veins of Abenaki tradition provides a solid base for my work. I have started down a path of divergence from the traditional basket forms I was taught. It is a bit frightening to wander off, but it is very exciting! It is my prayer that you see beauty in my basket and that it evokes in you a deep sense that all is right in your world.

Costs: $15.00 Members $20.00 Non Members

Call 603-456-2600 to reserve your place for this event.

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Presentation - The Light Behind our Eyes
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Presentation - The Light Behind our Eyes

CHANGE IN PROGRAM PRESENTATION TIME!

Today’s your last day to make an advanced reservation to hear Melody Walker Brook Presentation from 11:00am to 1:00pm allowing time for questions and answers. 
Please call to reserve 603-456-2600 today!

Melody's Presentation was originally from 1-3pm, however due to circumstances we had to change the time from that to 11am - 1pm.

Those of you who are unable to adjust to the new schedule is not to worry, because we will have a repeat presentation later.

Presentation:  Abenaki Perspectives on Personhood

By Melody Walker Brook

Part of the Native American Heritage Month Series

Education- Identity is the heart of the human experience. Indigenous people occupy a unique cultural space and view the world through a different lens. Put on your Abenaki glasses and see a world full of people human and non-human. Explore concepts of personhood and identity with Melody Walker Brook who presents 'The Light Behind Our Eyes'.

Melody Walker Brook is an educator, activist and artist, currently an adjunct professor at Champlain College. She was previously an adjunct professor at Johnson State College where she taught “Native American Worldview and Spirituality”; “Native American History and Culture”; and “Abenakis and Their Neighbors”. She gives lectures on a variety of topics, including Abenaki history, women’s issues, and Abenaki political history. She has done ground breaking research on Abenaki Spirituality and is heavily involved in the Abenaki cultural revitalization movement. She works with museums, lectures in both the K-12 and collegiate level classroom on topics relating to the Eastern Woodlands and indigenous history.

Costs: $15 for Members $20 for Non Members

Please call 603-456-2600 to reserve your place today for this event. Again presentation is at a new time of 11:00am to 1:00pm.

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Tribal Sovereignty, Land Reclamation, and more by Chief Don Stevens
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

Tribal Sovereignty, Land Reclamation, and more by Chief Don Stevens

Chief Don Stevens will offer a two to three hours presentation including an open dialogue of questions and answers. He will provide a factual account of the Nulhegan Abenaki's successful struggle to reclaim the land of the ancestors. To familiarize tourists and residents of NH and Vermont with the challenges faced by the local indigenous people and how those obstacles are still being dealt with today.

Don Stevens, Chief of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk - Abenaki Nation is an award-winning leader, businessman, writer, and lecturer. He has been featured in magazines, books, TV shows, and documentaries.

Don was appointed to the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs by Governor Douglas in 2006 for two terms where he served as Chair. He helped lead the fight to obtain legal recognition for the Abenaki People in Vermont. Don was able to acquire tribal land for the Nulhegan Tribe which had been absent for over 200 years.

Don has over 26 years of experience in successfully developing Information Technology, Logistics, and Manufacturing strategies for multi-million dollar companies. He proudly served in the US Army and graduated from Champlain College with a degree in Computer Information Systems. Don currently serves on many State Boards and Advisory Panels including the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Advisory Panel and the Attorney General’s Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System Advisory Panel to name a few.

Costs: $15 for Members, $20 for Non-Members

Please call to reserve your place for this event.

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South Western Jewelry
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

South Western Jewelry

On Sunday November 4th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 Ed Bullock will present “A practical guide to Southwestern Native American Jewelry” at the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum. This will be an informational session to help distinguish differing styles and methods of Southwestern Native jewelry. Included will be examples of silver-smithing techniques, stone identification, regional specialties and evaluation. Bring in your special piece for identification of origin, materials, structural integrity and possibilities of repair or re-purposing.

Current Native American jewelry made in the Southwest is utilizing traditional methods of manufacture and stones traded from around the world. Learn how to detect natural stones from synthetic as well as ways to distinguish Native Made jewelry from imports.

Ed Bullock, Wampanoag, has owned and operated the Little Bull, in York Beach, Maine for over 30 years. He travels to New Mexico and Arizona every year to purchase jewelry for his shop, as well as pottery, kachinas and artifacts. He has many connections in the Southwest to purchase directly from makers and co-ops on the Zuni, Navajo, Hopi reservations as well as many of the Pueblos in New Mexico. He has been selling, making and repairing silver jewelry in many capacities since 1988. A second generation trader of Native American goods he has perspective to share as well as a story or two.

Come to the Museum to enjoy a fun filled day and learn about this magical Native American made Silver-smithing tradition.

Costs: $15 for Members $20 for Non-Members

Please call to reserve your place today at 603-456-2600.

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Flute Concert by Allan Madahbee (Ojibwa)
Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

Flute Concert by Allan Madahbee (Ojibwa)

Description: Flute Concert by Allan Madahbee (Ojibwa) 
November 3rd, 2018

Regrettably, we have had to cancel the first seminar of our Native American Month Series due to unfortunate circumstances. Not to worry though, because we will be rescheduling this captivating and inspiring presentation of the "Flutes of Turtle Island" and concert with Alan Madahbee.

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Flute Presentation by Allan Madahbee (Ojibwa)
Nov
3
2:00 PM14:00

Flute Presentation by Allan Madahbee (Ojibwa)

Description:Presentation by Allan Madahbee (Ojibwa) 
November 3rd, 2018

Regrettably, we have had to cancel the first seminar of our Native American Month Series due to unfortunate circumstances. Not to worry though, because we will be rescheduling this captivating and inspiring presentation of the "Flutes of Turtle Island" and concert with Alan Madahbee.

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Bob Goodby Presentation 12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Bob Goodby Presentation 12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State

12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State

The native Abenaki people played a central role in the history of the Monadnock region, defending it against  English settlement and forcing the abandonment of Keene and other Monadnock area towns during the French and Indian Wars. Despite this, little is known about the Abenaki, and conventional histories often depict the first Europeans entering an untamed, uninhabited wilderness, rather than the homeland of people who had been there for hundreds of generations. Robert Goodby discusses how the real depth of Native history was revealed when an archaeological study prior to construction of the new Keene Middle School discovered traces of four structures dating to the end of the Ice Age. Undisturbed  for 12,000 years, the site revealed information about the economy, gender roles, and household organization of the Granite State's very first inhabitants, as well as evidence of social networks that extended for hundreds of miles across northern New England. 

 

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Harvest Moon & Naturefest
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Harvest Moon & Naturefest

Join us for a day of fun and excitement, exhibitions, demonstrations, talks, stories, games, and foods! It's our 25th-Annual Harvest Moon and NatureFest to be held on Sunday, September 23rd from 10AM to 4PM.

Scheduled Events:

10:30 to 11:30 Raptor Rapture with Kevin Wall of the NH

Audubon

1:00 to 2:00 pm  Storytelling by Debra Ballou

2:00 - 3:00pm Wildlife Encounters-showing of many animals

around the world

 

ALL DAY EVENTS INCLUDE:

Atlatl Throwing-Robert Goodby with Frank Pierce Anthropology Club

Medicine Woods Walks with Karen Tuininga

Ash-Log & Pounding Tools with Linda Hartman

Flint Knapping with George Leduc

Encampment with Chris Bullock

Twined Baskets by Julia Marden

Canoe Burning by Gary Young

Dreamcatchers Demonstrations by Lenny Novak

Basket Making Demonstrations by Katie Devoid

A Wigwam will be built from the ground up.

Children's Tent: Lynn Murphy with Abenaki Word Scavenger Hunt

                       And Sue Cannella with Loom Beading

Demonstrations with Rawhide by Jan Hibbard

Kids Activities Tent by Nature Discovery Center

 

All Day Native Foods prepared by MKIM Trustees and Staff will be available for purchase

Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Vegetable Chili

Pueblo Pecan Crescents

Hidatsa Bison Stew

Corn Bread

Cherokee Blueberry Honey Cake

Apple Cider

Coffee

Tea

Water

 

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum and the Nature Discovery Center will have free tours with paid Harvest Moon admission.

Admission Fees:

General Admission Adults $10

Students (6 to 12) $5.00

     Under 6  Free

Members: $5

Family: $30

FREE for Native Americans

 

***Guest Passes ARE NOT redeemable for special events***

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Fall-ing into the Harvest
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-ing into the Harvest

**Had to be canceled, not enough interest from sign up"

"Lynn Clowes will be returning to MKIM on September 8th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. She will be sharing her extensive background with wild crafted foods and medicines that are part of the traditional Autumnal harvest.

In the Modern Art Gallery, Lynn will give a talk and bring samples to share with the circle. Weather permitting she will also lead a walk through the Medicine woods and around the MKIM Campus looking for roots, nuts and other edibles and medicinal plants."

You must call to register for your space at 603-456-2600.   Members are $10 and Non-Members are $15.00

Thank you

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Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours
Aug
14
5:30 PM17:30

Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

Join us for an evening with Kearsarge Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday August 14th, from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Get an inside look at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum while mixing and mingling with community members! We'll have light refreshments and a brief walk through of our seven regions in the Museum. If you have never visited us before, this may be a good chance for you to see what we are all about, as well as meeting other members of the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce! There is no charge to attend this event! Looking forward to meeting all of you.

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Honor the Children Day!
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Honor the Children Day!

Honor the Children Day is exclusively sponsored by the Board of Trustees at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner, New Hampshire. The Museum is celebrating children of the past, current and future with this special event. Honor the Children Day is a day for children of all ages and cultures to come and have fun at the Museum. They can learn to make rattles, listen to a traditional storyteller, play games, enjoy a variety of crafts and hear a Native American Elder share with the children. Later in the afternoon, they can do the 'Honor Dance', using the very same rattles they have made themselves.

Admission to the event is free. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy the entire day! For more details call the Museum at 603-456-2600.

Schedule for the Event

10-10:30 Opening Day Remarks

10:30 – 11:00 Session 1 Crafts and Games

11:15 – 12:00 Elder speaks with the Children’s Circle

12:00 – 12:45 Bring your own Picnic Lunches at the Pavilion

(Lemonade, water and watermelon will be provided)

1:00 – 1:30 Session 2 Crafts and Games

1:30 – 2:00 Storytelling in Medicine Woods

2:00 – 2:30 Session 3 Crafts and Games

2:30 – 3:00ish Closing Song and Recognition of MKIM Staff and Volunteers

Areas subject to change with weather conditions.

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19th Annual Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Powwow
Jul
14
to Jul 15

19th Annual Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Powwow

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Join Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum for our Annual Powwow

Two fun-filled days of music, dancing, storytelling, special exhibits.

Quality vendors selling Native American Arts.  Crafts and Supplies.  Enjoy the traditional and contemporary foods available to fill every appetite.


Head Man Dancer: Larry Thetford, Crow
Head Lady Dancer: Lee Willette, Annishnaabe
Jr Head Man Dancer: Michael Sobolewski, Abenaki
Jr Head Lady Dancer: Nami Cook, Abenaki/Mohawk/Lumbee/Muskogee

Host Drum: Walking Bear Singers
Guest Drum(s): Black Thunder Singers, Blackstone Valley Singers

The Heartbeat of the People

Music is an integral part of Native American culture and there are few better opportunities to appreciate it’s beauty and complexity than at a traditional powwow. The drum is often heralded as the “heartbeat of the people” and MKIM is fortunate to host several of the best Northern and Southern style drums in New England for their annual powwow.

Admissions: Members Adults $5.00 Member Children under 12 free
Not yet Members Adults $10.00 Children Ages 6-12 $5.00 Family $30.00 5 and under free Native Americans free
For more information call 603-456-2600 or email info@indianmuseum.org

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Closing the Gap
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Closing the Gap

*~* Closing The Gap *~*

Despite the great physical distance, Jacob “Yellow Eagle” Ginga and his mother, Faith “Wildflower” Bullock, create beautiful and aesthetically similar artwork. In this exhibition, each artist created individual work inspired by their Native Heritage while also working collaboratively on a series of paintings. Both artists favor wood as a painting surface, Faith often manipulated the wood into feather shapes before adorning them with colorful patterns and striking designs, while on the other side Jacob creates abstract but intricate portraits with vibrant colors and a combination of Native and Contemporary design influences. In between the two individual artist’s work is the collection of paintings created collaboratively, each work having traveled thousands of miles from Stonewall, TX to New Bedford,MA and back several times before completion. This exhibition represents the work of two Native artists, a mother and a son, sharif their passion and connection, and closing the gap between them.

We invite you to join us the evening of Friday, July 13th @ 7pm in the auditorium for a reception for these two exceptional artists.

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The Strawberry Festival Celebration - The Ripening Fruit
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

The Strawberry Festival Celebration - The Ripening Fruit

Numerous Native American Stories told by: 

Anne Jennison
HearsCrow
Papa Joe Gaudet

Located in our PowWow field

There will also be a Raffle for a strawberry planter with wild strawberries

Nature Discovery Center will have a table for Children's Activities

Food Samples are Indigenous Strawberry Dishes

Herbal talk by Aidan Clowes about strawberries and other summer plants. Weather permitting there will be a walk in the medicine woods.

Costs is $9.00 if you come into the Museum for a tour.  The Educator tours will be at 10am, 12noon, and 2pm.     

Costs to Strawberry Festival is FREE but DONATIONS are greatly accepted so that we may continue the Strawberry Festival next year. 


YOU MUST Stay tuned for more exciting information as we get closer to the date

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Annual Meeting
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

Annual Meeting

Please join us for Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum's Annual Meeting!  We will be honoring our volunteers and thanking our members for their support!  Come and meet our volunteer of the year!   Hear about what happened in 2017 and what we have planned for 2018.

Light refreshment will be served. 

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Opening Day
May
1
10:00 AM10:00

Opening Day

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum re-opens its doors for the 2018 season!     We're open 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday and 12pm-5pm Sunday.  Self guided tours offered daily with Guided Tours Monday-Friday 12-3pm and weekends all day during open hours. Walk through our Medicine Woods free all day, and enjoy your bagged lunch at our Pavillion in the Arboretum area.  For more information call 603-456-2600 or email info@indianmuseum.org

 

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Raised Beadwork Workshop with Rhonda Besaw
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Raised Beadwork Workshop with Rhonda Besaw

Rhonda Besaw specializes in traditional and contemporary Wabanaki style beadwork. She is of Canadian Metis and Abenaki descent and lives in the Abenaki homeland of Ndakinna in northern New Hampshire.

Raised beadwork is a technique most often associated with the Iroquois people. Wabanaki people also did this style of beadwork, but to a lesser extent. The number of people who still do this style of beadwork in the Northeast is very small. This is an opportunity to be a part of a beadwork revival, to bring back what was lost. Raised beadwork differs from flat beadwork in that the raised beadwork is done in loops, giving the piece a 3-D effect. This class is suitable for beginners, although not suitable for young children under 10. You will learn how to make a simple raised beadwork flower and materials will be provided. As always, light refreshments will be on hand.

General Tickets: $30
Members: $25

Please call 603-456-2600 to hold your spot for this exciting learning experience! Workshop space is limited to 10 participants!

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Spring Clean Up Day at MKIM
Apr
28
9:30 AM09:30

Spring Clean Up Day at MKIM

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is looking for volunteers to help out during our annual Spring Clean-Up 2018!

Spring Clean-Up will be held on April 28st at 9:30am-2pm on the museum grounds and will involve both indoor cleaning and outdoor yard work. As always, we will have a pizza picnic for lunch to thank all who help. 

Email us at volunteer@indianmuseum.org if you are interested in helping out; please include your name, phone number, and the amount of time you can give that day. Thank you in advance for taking time to help our Museum!

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Apr
21
9:30 AM09:30

Indoor Spring Clean-Up

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is looking for volunteers to help out during our annual Spring Clean-Up 2018!

Spring Clean-Up for the museum galleries will be held on April 21st at 9:30am-2pm  will involve indoor cleaning. As always, we will have a pizza picnic for lunch to thank all who help.  Our Annual Outdoor cleaning has been moved to  Saturday April 28, 2018.

Email us at volunteer@indianmuseum.org if you are interested in helping out; please include your name, phone number, and the amount of time you can give that day. Thank you in advance for taking time to help our Museum!

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Fundraiser for MKIM  at the Local
Apr
9
5:00 PM17:00

Fundraiser for MKIM at the Local

Join us at The Local, April 9th, located in our hometown of Warner, NH. The Local is hosting a benefit night for Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum from 5pm-8pm.
A percentage of the food and drink that is sold that evening will be
donated to Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum.

MKIM will also be offering raffles.
Please join us for good food, friends for an evening of fun and laughter!
For more information 603-456-2600 or info@indianmuseum.org

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Annual Maple Sugar Day
Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Maple Sugar Day

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum will be providing Native heritage activities for Maple Sugar Day. Join us as we celebrate the maple syrup season!

MKIM will provide complimentary tastings of our Native American style Maple Baked Beans with maple syrup and a sampling of acorn griddle cakes. You will sample the rare treat of "sugar on snow," participate in a live demonstration of how indigenous people make maple sugar and learn how to boil sap in the traditional Native way. 

We will be working on our dugout canoe and there will also be bowl burning demonstrations. If you have never tried snowshoeing, now is the time! MKIM will provide snowshoes, courtesy of Simonds School.

The Museum will be open all day and you will have a chance to visit the museum store. Admission for maple sugaring events is free. Admission to the museum will be $5/person. 

While in town, be sure to check out the other maple sugar activities and events in Warner.

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Dreamcatcher Workshop with Lenny Novak
Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

Dreamcatcher Workshop with Lenny Novak

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

During one of Abenaki artist Lenny Novak's journeys, he saw his first dreamcatcher made of a grapevine and fishing line. It fascinated him. He began learning all about it and the Ojibwa tribe that was credited with its development. He learned the many stories that went with it and its uses. Then he sought to combine the nature that he loved with the dreamcatcher that caught him in its web of wonder and bring it to a more natural life. Seeking to make a "loop to loop," which is the web most people associate with dreamcatchers, and without instruction, he began to weave how he thought the web was made. Over twenty five years later his now perfected technique has brought his art to the forefront as we consider his dreamcatchers fine contemporary Native art.

Join us for this workshop on Saturday, from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM and you will learn how dreamcatchers are made! You'll try your hand at creating your own dreamcatcher! Workshop includes light refreshments. Please contact us at 603-456-2600 to reserve your spot.

General Tickets: $25
MKIM Members: $20

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Cornhusk Doll Workshop with Anne Jennison
Feb
24
10:30 AM10:30

Cornhusk Doll Workshop with Anne Jennison

THE DOLL WITH NO FACE: A NORTHEAST WOODLANDS TRADITION
Join Storyteller Anne Jennison as she teaches the traditional Northeastern Woodlands Native American craft of cornhusk doll making. Anne will provide all of the necessary supplies and materials for participants to make their own cornhusk doll. This is a very hands-on workshop and very appropriate for children ages 6 and up. It is suggested you bring scissors to the workshop. 

This workshop always fills up quickly and space is limited so please book early! As always, we'll have light refreshments!

General ticket prices: 
Adults: $25
Children: $20
Members: $20
Call us at 603-456-2600 or email education@indianmuseum.org for purchase information!

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 Wampum Bead Bracelet Workshop w/Chris Bullock
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Wampum Bead Bracelet Workshop w/Chris Bullock

Chris Bullock has been collecting and restoring Native American artifacts for over 30 years. He is steeped in Native American culture and has participated in Native Cultural events since childhood. He has been doing craft work for 47 years – his specialty being bead and quill work. He teaches several Native crafts and provides educational programming on eighteenth-century Native culture.

Chris will teach participants how to weave one 3-row reproduction glass wampum bracelet. Participants will be using deerskin lace and reproduction glass tube beads. Chris will also show you how to make a temporary loom from cardboard. All materials will be provided. It is encouraged for all participants to bring their own scissors. 

Tickets for this workshop will be $30 for the general public, visitors and guests and $25 for MKIM members. This fee includes all materials. Light refreshments will be served.

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Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

Warner Hometown Holiday Festival

Warner Hometown Holiday Festival

Warner Hometown Holiday Schedule of Events

Friday Night, December 1
6pm – 8pm – KCPA Vocal Concert at Warner Town Hall
8pm – Live Music at the Local

Saturday, December 2
10a – 4p – Warner Farmer’s Market Winter Market and Crafts at Warner Town Hall
10a – 4p – Artisans at the Upton Chandler House
10a – 4p – Reading of “Night Before Christmas” in front of the fire at The Mainstreet Gallery
11:30a – KCPA performs “The Gingerbread Man” at Warner Town Hall
11:30a – Gear-Up Children’s Chorus singing holiday carols in The Mainstreet Gallery
12p – Efner Tudor Holmes reading “The Christmas Cat” at The Mainstreet Gallery
12:30p – Carols with NECC on the Terrace at Jim Mitchell Community Park
1p – KCPA Piano Concert at Warner Town Hall
3p – 5p – Santa Claus at Warner Town Hall
5p - Official Tree Lighting and Opening of the Festival of Trees at Warner Town Hall
5p – 7p – Taste of Warner community holiday party with holiday carols at Warner Town Hall sponsored by the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce and local businesses and restaurants.

The Festival of Trees will run at Town Hall from Saturday December 2 through Christmas.

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#GivingTuesday
Nov
28
12:00 AM00:00

#GivingTuesday

Have you considered making a donation or becoming a member of MKIM? Get ready! Giving Tuesday is tomorrow!

#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. #GivingTuesday has one common purpose. It kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and encourages end-of-year giving.

It's so easy to give. Just click here and our website will do the rest.https://www.indianmuseum.org/donate/

Thank you!

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Small Business Saturday
Nov
25
12:00 PM12:00

Small Business Saturday

Visit our Dreamcatcher's Museum Store on Saturday, November 25, 2017 for Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. 

Our museum store will feature items on sale and specials. You will be able to sample some delicious Native foods like Lakota popcorn and Tanka trail mix. We'll also provide self-guided tours at a discounted rate.

Please join MKIM and our local Warner organizations in supporting local small business by shopping at a small business on November 25th.

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