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Museum Events in London Ontario

2015

  • London Chapter Ontario Archaeology Society Meetings: Every 2nd Thursday of each month, 8 pm at the Museum Theatre. Visit their website for further details.
  • Purification Ceremonies: Every full moon. Hosted on the Lawson Site at the Museum, but independently organized. Contact the coordinator for details.
  • Kids Activity Day: Soapstone Gorget Workshop. March 28, 2015 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Make soapstone gorget pendants, artifact handling and tour. * Supervision required if under the age of 10 years. $5/child. Members are free. Registration required by email or phone.(Drop in between 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, workshop activity takes approximately 20 minutes.)
  • Kids 1st Day: April 17, 2015. Join us for a free family day at the Museum. Kids crafts, demonstrations, and gallery tours. Organized by Investing in Children. Details TBD.
  • Dream Catcher Workshop April 25, 2015 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Learn the legend of the dream catcher and weave your own 4″ dream catcher. Facilitated by Museum staff. $10/person. Ages 12+.  Registration required by email or phoning the Museum at 519-473-1360.
  • Moccasin Workshop May 9, 2015 from 9 am – 4:30 pm. Create traditional leather moccasins in this full day workshop lead by Six Nations artisan Marjorie Henhawk. Cost is $70 (mens sizes and larger ladies sizes are $5 extra). Age 14+, limit of 10 participants. Advanced registration with full payment required by phoning the Museum at 519-473-1360.
    THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. If you would like to add your name to our contact list for future moccasin workshops, please give us a call!
  • Flint Knapping Workshop May 16, 2015 from 12 pm – 4 pm.  $20/person. Make an arrowhead or spear point using traditional and modern flint knapping tools and techniques. Register by phoning the Museum at 519-473-1360. Limited to 10 participants.
  • Beaded Ring Workshop June 6, 2015 from 10 am – 1 pm. Make your own beaded ring. Design a pattern for you or a friend! Faciliated by Oneida Artisan Dakota Ireland. $30/person. Register by phoning the Museum at 519-473-1360. Limited to 12 participants
  • Kids Activity Day: Wampum Belt Workshop. June 20, 2015 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm. Learn about wampum belts and make a wampum bracelet with a friend or sibling. $5/child. Members are free. Registration required by email or phone. (Drop in between 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, workshop activity takes approximately 20 minutes.)
  • Summer Day Camp for kids age 5-9. June 29-September 4, 2015 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Camp registration and details on our Summer Day Camp page..
  • “Dig It” Youth Archaeology Camp for ages 10-14. July 8-10 & August 12 – 14, 2015 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Learn about Canadian and World Archaeology while getting hands on experience with tools and methods of digging.
  • Wilfrid Jury Archaeology Day: July 11, 2015 10 am – 4 pm. Be an archaeologist for a day! Take part in demonstrations including simulated digging, flint knapping, archaeological flotation, cookie excavation, soapstone gorget making, and artifact identification. More details to come!
  • Annual Native Harvest Festival & Pow WowSeptember 19 & 20, 2015 from 10 am – 4 pm. Experience aboriginal dancing, drumming, traditional Pow Wow, kids activities, cultural food & crafts, hands-on workshops, and more!
  • Doors Open London & London Culture Days: September 26 & 27, 2015 from 10 am – 4 pm. Many behind the scenes opportunities and special activities at sites around London.
  • International Archaeology Day: October 17, 2015 (time TBD)
    • Adult Learning Session (details TBD)
    • Kids Stratigraphy Workshop from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm. Learn about the layers of the soil and how they help archaeologists identify artifacts. $3/child (includes admission rate). Members are free. Registration required by email or phone.
  • Kids Activity Day: Corn Husk Workshop December 5, 2015 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm. Make traditional corn husk dolls and tour the Museum. $5/child. Members are free. Registration required by email or phone.(Drop in between 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, workshop activity takes approximately 20 minutes.)

* Register today to be a part of special Member’s Only events and workshops offered throughout the year. Click here for membership details.

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