Get Crafty with Kids Beading and Porcupine Quill Workshops in July at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum

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Release dated: 
June 11, 2014
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson, Marketing and Communications, 651-259-3141, megan.lawson@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
Cost: Prices vary by program.
Phone: 320-532-3632
Email: millelacs@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/millelacs

Get Crafty with Kids Beading and Porcupine Quill Workshops in July at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum

Children and adults can express their creative and artistic sides while learning traditional techniques in the July craft workshops at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post.

Event: Kids Crafts: Bead a Ring
Date: July 5
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $3 per kit (museum admission not included).

Children will learn a basic stringing technique while beading a ring to take home. The beaded ring kit is $3 and includes materials for the ring and an instructional handout. Please allow an hour to make the ring. This project is recommended for children age 8 and up.

Event: Appliqué Porcupine Quill Workshop
Date: July 19 and 20
Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
Fee: $60/$55 for MNHS members; Additional supply fee of $15.
Reservations: required, call 320-532-3632

Learn to apply porcupine quills using the appliqué method, which applies quills directly to craft material, birch bark and leather. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. A minimum of 5 participants is required. Children under 18 must by accompanied by an adult. Registration is required three days prior to workshop. Discount hotel rooms available on Saturday night for workshop participants at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.

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.

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.