Beading Crafts for Kids and A Basket Making Workshop for Adults at Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

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Release dated: 
March 13, 2013
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Travis Zimmerman • Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post • 320-532-3632 •

Quick facts: 

Place: Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
Address: 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia MN 56359
Phone: 320-532-3632
Email: millelacs@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/millelacs

Beading Crafts for Kids and A Basket Making Workshop for Adults at Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

What: Kids Crafts: Bead a Ring
When: Saturday, April 6
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $3 per bead kit (does not include museum admission)
Phone: 320-532-3632

In this workshop, children will learn a basic stringing technique while beading a ring to take home. Materials and instructions for the ring are $3. Please allow an hour for the children to make the ring. This project is recommended for children age 8 and up.

What: Sweetgrass Basket Workshop
When: Saturday April 27 and Sunday April 28
Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
Cost: $60/$55 for MHS members; $15 supply fee.
Reservations: Required; call 320-532-3632

Trading PostSweetgrass, a fragrant and sacred herb native to Minnesota, has been used by the Ojibwe in ceremonies and artwork for ages. The Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post invites guests to learn the art of making a coil sweetgrass basket in this two-day workshop.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided both days. Reservations and prepayment are required three days prior to the workshop. Discount hotel rooms are available at Grand Casino Mille Lacs on Saturday night for workshop participants. A minimum of five participants is required to host the workshop.

About the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

The Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post is a Minnesota Historical Society site located on the southwest shore of Lake Mille Lacs. It tells the story of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe through exhibits, demonstrations and the "Four Seasons Room," in which life-size dioramas depict early Ojibwe lifestyles. The adjacent 1930s trading post has been fully restored and offers locally made crafts and related merchandise.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at www.mnhs.org/calendar. The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.