The Door County Historical Society will host its Saturday afternoon yesteryear program “Native American Artifact Identification,” presented by Dr. Victoria Dirst on July 14, 1 pm in the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.
Wisconsin is abundantly filled with Native American history. The entire state was once inhabited by various tribes. Among the states original inhabitants are the Menominee, Ojibwe (Chippewa), Pottawatomi, and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) peoples. Each tribe has their own histories, traditional beliefs, and practices that are prominent in American Indian culture.
Come and bring your Native American artifacts for identification by archaeologist Dr. Dirst. This includes all manner of stone tools, potsherds, copper artifacts, bone tools, and historic trade goods such as beads and pipes. Visitors can find out the approximate age of the artifact, what it is made of and its function. This will be an informal session meeting one-on-one with the archaeologist.
This program does not have an admission fee but a free will offering is taken to support use of the facility and the Heritage Village at Big Creek. Heritage Village is open for tours prior to the presentation beginning at 10 am and after the presentation until 3 pm, the adult admission fee is $6.50. A donation is requested in lieu of a child’s admission fee. For more information call 920.421.2332 or email [email protected]