July Workshops at Mille Lacs Indian Museum Include Applique Beading, Making Cornhusk Dolls

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Release dated: 
June 12, 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: 

Event: July Workshops
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

July Workshops at Mille Lacs Indian Museum Include Applique Beading, Making Cornhusk Dolls

The Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post offers an extensive list of hands-on workshops for adults and children. Each workshop includes instruction and background information about the American Indian tradition being taught.

In July, children can make a cornhusk doll while adults can build their skills with appliqué beading, an advanced type of beading.

cornhusk dollKids Crafts: Cornhusk Dolls
Dates: July 6, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $6 per kit (does not include museum admission).
Reservations are not required, families can drop in.

Children will learn how to make a cornhusk doll to take home. Cornhusk dolls are made out of the outer covering of an ear of corn and are typically made during the fall. Participants will receive a kit that includes materials for the doll and an instructional handout. Please allow an hour to make the craft. This project is recommended for children ages 10 and up.

Appliqué Beading Workshop
Dates: July 27, 2013, July 28, 2013
Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
Fee: $60/$55 for MHS members. Additional supply fee of $15.
Reservations: required, call 320-532-3632

Learn to bead using the appliqué method, in which beads are applied directly to material or leather. This is an advanced type of beading used to create intricate designs on dance regalia, bags and moccasins. With the assistance of an instructor, participants will learn the craft of appliqué beadwork through hands-on learning. Registration required by July 24. Discount hotel rooms are available on Saturday night for all workshop participants at Grand Casino Mille Lacs. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. A minimum of five participants required to host the workshop. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

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