Department of Parks
Wickliffe Mounds Offering Saturday Programs for Families

Press Release Date:  Friday, May 29, 2015  
Contact Information:  Carla Hildebrand,
270-335-3681
 


WICKLIFFE, Ky. – Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is offering special Saturday programming during the summer for educational and fun family experiences.

 

The state park will be offering hands-on programs and activities related to Mississippian Native American art, culture and prehistoric technology.

 

Here is a listing of events for June:

 

June 6. Pottery Class at Wickliffe Mounds. Two sessions starting at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.– This is a great program for parents or grandparents and children to do together. The program is a presentation on Mississippian pottery techniques and an opportunity to create your own pottery bowl to take home.  Fee of $5 for adults and $4 for children includes a tour of museum, mounds, site and trails.  Rate for season pass holders is $2.

 

June 13. Flintknapping:  Lithics Workshop. One session from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – This is an interactive program on the importance of lithics (stone tools) in Native American culture, the materials used and the technique of flintknapping.  An expert flintknapper will demonstrate the art of making stone tools and arrowheads. Participants will make and take home their own chipped stone point.  Fee of $5 for adults and $4 for children includes a tour of museum, mounds, site and trails ($2 for season pass holders).

 

June 20. Mississippian Adornment Workshop. Two sessions starting at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  This is a workshop for children and parents or grandparents, presenting Mississippian clothing and ornamentation. The program will feature a presentation on Mississippian dress and adornments and an opportunity to make your own gorget out of clay. Fee of $5 for adults and $4 for children and includes a tour of museum, mounds, site and trails ($2 for season pass holders).

 

June 27.  Bow and Arrow Demonstrations. One session from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   An expert bow builder and arrow maker will demonstrate how bows and arrows are made and used. Participants will learn how the Mississippian Native Americans used bows and arrows as hunting tools, and will get to try out this type of archery. Fee is $5 for adults, $4 for children or free for season pass holders, and includes a tour of the museum and mounds.

 

 

For questions or workshop reservations please call Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site at 270-335-3681 or email carla.hildebrand@ky.gov.  Wickliffe Mounds is located at 94 Green Street, Wickliffe, Kentucky, along the Great River Road National Scenic Byway. 

 

 

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov