Beading 101, Dream Catcher Crafts and Story Time at Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post in November

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Release dated: 
October 16, 2013
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 •

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 •

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

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Place: Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
Address: 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia MN 56359
Phone: 320-532-3632

Beading 101, Dream Catcher Crafts and Story Time at Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post in November

Crafts program for all ages are offered at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post this November. The Kids Crafts program also includes story telling, a unique and intimate way to learn more about American Indian culture.
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Event: Kids Crafts: Story Book Time and Dream Catchers
Date: Saturday, Nov. 2
Time: Noon to 3 p.m.
Cost: Fee: $5 per kit (does not include museum admission).

Dream catchers have long been believed to protect sleeping children from bad dreams that drift in the night air. A hole in the center allows good dreams to move down gently through the feathers to the sleeping child. In this program recommended for ages 8 and up, children will enjoy stories and light snacks from noon to 1 p.m. before weaving their own dream catcher from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost of the dream catcher kit does not include admission to the museum.

Event: Beading 101 Workshop
Dates: Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10
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

During the two-day Beading 101 Workshop participants will learn basic beading styles and techniques while creating their own project to take home. Necklaces, bracelets, pen coverings and lighter cases are examples of items that can be created. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Discounted hotel rooms are available for workshop participants on Saturday night at Grand Casino Mille Lacs. A minimum of 5 participants is required to host the workshop. Registration is required 3 days prior to workshop.

About 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 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.