Learn about the “First Americans” during National American Indian Heritage Month with children’s craft activities and special talks at Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls from November 19th to November 29th.
Children of all ages are invited to create their own corn husk dolls in a craft activity at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, November 19; Thursday, November 20; and Friday, November 21. Corn husk dolls served as toys and as tools to learn manual dexterity needed to make household items.
Later in the month a special ranger talk will explore the interactions between Native Americans and the 19th century Quaker reformer Lucretia Mott. Several groups of Native Americans and reformers like Mott worked together to improve the understandings between both cultures. This program, “Lucretia Mott’s Native American Legacies”, will be offered at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Friday, November 28, and Saturday, November 29.
“The craft activities and special programs are a great way for children and adults to learn more about Native American culture and history,” said Ami Ghazala, park superintendent. “The corn husk doll activity is a great interactive after-school event, and the special ranger talks will offer a great alternative activity on Thanksgiving weekend,” added Ghazala.
All programs are free of charge and will be held at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls, New York.
For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-0024. All sites within Women’s Rights National Historical Park are free and open to the public. Follow the park’s social media sites for Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/womensrightsnps) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn more about their upcoming programs.