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AIA Lecture Series: Archaeology and Spiritual Context
From historic edifices, materials, and artworks to the people and events that surrounded them, discover how spirituality, belief systems, and social structures are infused in ancient artifacts and remains. Professional speakers explore vast subject matter spanning time periods from the Crusades and Imperial Rome to the Andes dating back to 2000 B.C.
Saturday, January 11, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, February 8, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 8, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 12, 10:30 a.m.
2014 Craft Series
Beat cabin fever this winter by bringing the kids to SunWatch! Learn about American Indian history, culture, and arts and crafts through classes and take-home activities. Each class starts at 1:00 p.m. and lasts approximately 1-1.5 hours. These programs have been designed for Pre-K through sixth grade students. Advance registration is required, and closes two weeks prior to class.
Saturday, April 26
All Girl and Boy Scouts, Campfire Boys and Girls, and members of Y Adventure Programs are invited to attend a special morning at SunWatch set aside especially for them.
Held twice each year, Scout Days offer a variety of activities with different stations set up in the Village and Museum, including discussion of the "Green Corn Ceremony" and the center post alignments, playing games, participating in archery demonstrations, making a craft, using pump drills, and taking part in a museum wide scavenger hunt.
Advanced registration is required for the event. Fee: $6.00 per person. Call 937–268–8199 for more information.
The Miami Valley Council for Native Americans 24th Annual Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow
Saturday, June 28, 2012
Sunday, June 29, 2012
Grand entry at 12 noon and 6:00 p.m. Saturday, and 12 noon Sunday
During the Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow, the serene setting at SunWatch transforms with the beat of drums and the sounds and rhythm of American Indian music. For American Indians, Pow Wow is a special time to reflect upon a rich heritage and come into the Pow Wow circle with honor and respect for one another and the drum.
The event features both men’s and women’s dances, including the men’s grass dance and the women’s shawl and jingle dance, performed wearing full regalia. In addition, traditional American Indian arts, crafts and food will be available from vendors. Admission is $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and students (6-16). Children under 6 are free.
Presented by: The Miami Valley Council for Native Americans
Winter Solstice Sleepover
Friday, December 20 - December 21, 2013
Celebrate the winter season by reliving the experience of Miami Valley’s early inhabitants. Enjoy an evening of activities before settling in for the night around an open hearth fire as you sleep in a reconstructed house and rise to discover the Fort Ancient people’s way of tracking seasons. Registration is required; space is limited. Cost: $25/person. Contact 937.268.8199, ext. 106.
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