Indian Museum will celebrate start of planting season

The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner, New Hampshire, will hold a children’s reading program on April 25 and will celebrate the start of the planting season with a festival on May 6. (In articles to follow, look for news about MKIM’s contemporary art gallery that opens May 1 and beading classes offered later this month.)

Lisa Tremblay reads her children’s book – April 25

Local author and illustrator Lisa Tremblay will read from her children’s book “How Coyote Created the Milky Way” on Wednesday, April 25, at 11 a.m. This is a free event offered during school vacation week for families to enjoy together. Lisa’s paintings illustrate a classic tale of the trickster coyote.

‘How Coyote Created the Milky Way’ is a children’s book of a Native American folklore that I have re-told and illustrated in watercolor with accents of acrylic to give emphasis to the Coyotes character. It is a visually stimulating and mystical story of not only the creation of the Milky Way but how the Coyote came to be as well.” – Lisa Tremblay

Celebrate the Earth and the start of planting season – May 6

Spring is the time for planting festivals in Native New England, and day of family fun and learning will celebrate the start of planting season at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on Sunday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Activities will include:

  • Learning about the Abenaki “Language of Gardens” and about Native American agriculture from an archaeological perspective.
  • Taking an Herbal Walk to see plants found on the grounds and in your backyard.
  • Learning about their growth, harvesting, preparation and use.
  • Bead work and flint knapping demonstrations and atlatl throwing.
  • Games and crafts.

Admission is $5 for members with a family maximum of $20 and $8.50 for non-members with a family maximum of $26.  Non-members who choose to become members that day will receive free admission. For more information, visit www.indianmuseum.org.

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