Saturday, Nov 20, 1 – 4 pm
Full Beaver Moon Gathering
Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Ave. A, Turners Falls
OR Zoom (register here).
Eastern Woodland Beadwork presentation with Dan Shears, Nulhegan Abenaki. Dan will speak about Eastern Woodland beadwork including origins and techniques. A display of finished and work – in – progress pieces will be available for viewing. Dan has been a cultural and historical educator at Plimoth Patuxet Museums from 2013 – 2016 and held the title of Men’s Technology Supervisor the latter half of those years. He is a beadworker, traditional hide tanner, and birchbark artisan. Dan also holds the title of Material Culture Advisor for his tribe’s Cultural and Historic Preservation Department and some of his reproductions can be seen at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. He also took part in the construction of the Peskompskut mishoon in 2019 which was launched in 2020. https://youtu.be/gIMpiFfIZ_Y
There will be the Raffle Drawing of the beautiful items donated by the Pocumtuck Homelands Festival Vendors after the presentation. Co-sponsored by the Nolumbeka Project and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.