First People: The Woodland Indians

Friday, July 15, 2011


First People:  The Woodland Indians


Saturday, Aug. 6


2 to 4 p.m.


The Lynnhaven Colonial Education Center, 4409 Wishart Road


$3 per person; children 3 and under, free


Meet some of the first people to inhabit the New World, the Woodland Indians.  The native people that lived near the Chesapeake Bay carefully used the natural resources that surrounded them.  Discover their unique lifestyle as you learn how they fished, hunted and farmed.  Make a pinch pot from clay and a cornhusk doll.  Try pounding corn into meal and using an oyster shell as a tool. Identify the fur of animals that would have lived in the forests and near the water.  Try your skill at playing games that taught concentration and coordination.


For more information, call the Lynnhaven House at (757) 460-7109. 


                                                                # # #