Ojibwe Shoulder Bag Kids Craft and Porcupine Quill Jewelry Workshop for Adults in November at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

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Release dated: 
October 15, 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

Ojibwe Shoulder Bag Kids Craft and Porcupine Quill Jewelry Workshop for Adults in November at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

This November, the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post will host hands-on craft activities for both kids and adults. Kids can create an Ojibwe shoulder bag and adults can work with porcupine quills to create unique jewelry during a two-day workshop.

shoulder bagKids' Crafts: Story Book Time and Shoulder Bag
Nov. 1, 2014
Noon to 3 p.m.
$7 per kit (museum admission not included).

Enjoy stories and light snacks from noon to 1 p.m., then from 1 to 3 p.m. children can decorate a shoulder bag while learning about the art and culture of the Ojibwe, a woodland people of the Great Lakes region. The cost for the shoulder bag is $7 and includes supplies. Museum admission is not included. Please allow an hour to make the craft. Recommended for children ages 6 and up.

Porcupine Quill Jewelry Workshop
Nov. 8- 9, 2014
Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
$60/$55 for MNHS members; Additional supply fee of $15.
Advance
Reservations: required, call 320-532-3632

QuillLearn techniques of working with porcupine quills in this two-day workshop. Participants will make earrings, necklaces and hair ties out of quills. They will also learn how to dye, string and cut off the barbed tips. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. A minimum of 5 participants is required. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required 3 days prior to workshop. Discount hotel rooms available on Saturday night for all 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.