Department of Parks
Learn to Build A Bow at Wickliffe Mounds May 3-4
WICKLIFFE, Ky. -- Attention all archery enthusiasts: if you’re looking for a new challenge, try constructing your own longbow from a wood stave of hickory or Osage orange.
Gordon Holmes, a primitive lifeways specialist, can show you how. Holmes will teach a hands-on class in bow-building at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site on May 3 and 4.
Participants will receive instruction through the entire process of building a bow, beginning with a hickory stave and producing a working eastern woodlands style longbow by the end of the two-day class.
Class time is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day. All materials and tools will be provided. The course fee is $95.00. Participation is limited and pre-registration is required. To register contact Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, 94 Green Street, PO Box 155, Wickliffe, Kentucky 42087, phone 270-335-3681, email email@example.com.
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is an archaeological site of a Native American village of the Mississippian culture. The site was an active village between 1100 AD to 1350 AD with an average population of about 250 people. The park maintains three exhibit buildings which cover excavated mounds, displays, and artifacts of the Mississippian culture.
A general admission is charged for the museum. The park is open daily May to September from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located on Highways 51/60/62 West in Wickliffe, Ballard County, Kentucky.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov