Saturday morning at 9:15 a.m. visit us in the museum for a kid centered activity learning about ancient communication. Watch as the kids create their own stories using petroglyphs.
At 10:45 a.m. we will be taking one of the more strenuous hikes here at Old Stone Fort, the Backbone trail. Be prepared for a three mile hike and a rewarding serenity of the beautiful landscape.
At 1:45 p.m. come out to the maintenance field for a game of stickball. This is an ancient Indian game (also known as “Little Brother of War) that was the precursor to lacrosse. Supplies are limited so this will be a first come first served program. Join us to learn the history behind this exciting game as well as how to play.
Join us at 3:00 p.m. on the lawn in front of the visitor’s center to try your hand at using the weapon known as the atlatl; which was used to hunt and bring down large game during prehistoric times.
We will end the day at 4:00 p.m. by relaxing and listening to Native American myths, legends, and origin stories passed down through oral traditions of many generations.
On Sunday at 9:30 a.m. there will be a flute demonstration inside the museum. Come by and visit to hear the sounds of beautiful music while walking through the museum; as well as learn the origins of the flute and love songs.
Join use at 10:45 a.m. at the old golf course for a morning stroll. This will be a two mile leisurely stroll, along the way we will keep our eyes open for deer, turtles, or maybe a turkey or two.
1:00 p.m. the game chuncky will take place in the maintenance field (the field to the left on Stone Fort Dr. before entering the parking area for the museum). Chuncky was a favorite pastime of the Mississippian people. This competitive game will challenge not only spear throwing, but also timing and strategy.
At 2:15 p.m. visitors will have the opportunity to check out some artifacts and tools the Native Americans would have used thousands of years ago. An explanation of the artifacts will be given along with answers to any welcomed questions. Also learn the different views points on the science of archaeology.
We will end the day with the atlatl demonstration at 3:00 p.m. Join us on the lawn in front of the visitor’s center to try your hand at using the weapon known as the atlatl; which was used to hunt and bring down large game during prehistoric times.