Native American Arts Family Fun Day Planned for Nov. 11 at Regional Museum

Photo of Memorial Hall

A Native American Arts Family Fun Day is planned for Nov. 11 in the Southeast Missouri Regional Museum, 122 Memorial Hall, at Southeast Missouri State University.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Oct. 31, 2006 – In recognition of Native American Month in November, a Native American Arts Family Fun Day is planned for Nov. 11 in the Southeast Missouri Regional Museum, 122 Memorial Hall, at Southeast Missouri State University.

Events are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside and outside of Memorial Hall.

All activities, demonstrations, and entertainment are free and open to the public.

The day’s events will include demonstrations, featuring beading, weaving, spear throwing, flint knapping and regalia displays. Activities are planned with leather pouches, dream catchers, copper tooling and arrowhead necklaces. Sampling from a tasting table also will be offered.

Native American Venture Crew 4248 will perform Central and Northern Plains style dances from 2 to 3 p.m. Prior to the dancing, members will demonstrate various types of beading stitches and have their regalia on display along with a Cheyenne tipi.

The museum is currently displaying Shared Passion: The Richard and Dorothy Nelson Collection of American Indian Art and The Beckwith Collection.

The Southeast Explorer walk-through exhibit also will be open, displaying the Native Americans Pre-Contact Exhibit.

For more information, contact Ellen Hahs at (573) 651-2301.