Create a Craft to Share or Treasure in December at Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

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Release dated: 
November 12, 2014
Media contacts: 

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

Create a Craft to Share or Treasure in December at Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

The Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post offers hands-on crafts programs for all ages. During the holidays, families can create hand-made gifts to give away or to treasure.

For those wanting to purchase holiday gifts, visit the Trading Post the day after Thanksgiving for the Black Friday Storewide Sale, Friday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everything will be marked down 25-percent.

    Date: Dec. 6, 2014
    Time: Noon to 3 p.m.
    Fee: $3 per kit. Does not include museum admission.

    From noon to 1 p.m. children can join in as museum staff read storybooks while enjoying a light snack and refreshments. Then from 1 to 3 p.m. they can learn a basic stringing technique while beading a ring to take home. The storybook time is free. The cost for 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 ages 8 and up.
    Date: Dec. 13, 2014
    Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
    Fee: $25/$20 MNHS members; additional supply fee of $15.
    Reservations: required, call 320-532-3632

    Create miniature ornaments from birch bark that can be used to decorate for the holidays or to give as gifts. 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.

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 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.