Native American Festival planned at the Hastings Museum
Hastings, Neb. – Children can experience several aspects of one of the oldest cultures in America at the Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History. The Museum will be hosting a Native American Festival on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. Friday events will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday events will run from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. All activities will take place in the Museum. The festival is made possible by a grant from the Nebraska Arts Council.
Children can learn about Native American culture through hands-on interactive experiences. Several activities will be offered including playing traditional Native American games, learning about a “Wetu” (a domed hut) and making baskets, spears and canoes. On Friday, visitors will be able to enjoy the dancing of the Many Moccasins Dance Troupe.
“We have numerous activities planned for students of all ages,” said Education Coordinator Russanne Erickson. “Kids will have a great time while learning about the Native American culture.”
Please call Visitor Services at (402) 461-4629 or (800) 508-4629, to purchase tickets and for more information.
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