Ridges of Door County Offers Native American Program

The public is welcome to learn more about Native American cultures during a program called “Wigwam Means House” at The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor on June 27. The program will take place at 2 pm in the Ridges’ Marshall Cabin. The cost for the program is $10 per family. Advance registration is requested by calling 920.839.2802.

Wigwams are Native American houses used by Algonquian Indians in woodland regions. They were built with a frame of bent saplings, covered with bark or mats woven from cattails. Before building the wigwam, the group will participate in telling a Native America story, using recreations of traditional musical instruments.

“Wigwam Means ‘House’” is part of a series of programs called “No Family Left Inside,” offered by the Door County YMCA, the McArdle Library and The Ridges.

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