Rock River Archaeological Society Weekend

Rock River Archaeological Society Weekend

October 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Horicon Marsh Education and Visitors Center
Julie Flemming
Saturday, October 8, 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, October 9, 10 am to 4 pm
Horicon Marsh Education and Visitors Center, STH 28 between Horicon and Mayville, Wisconsin.
Free admission
The Rock River Archeological Society (RRAS) hosts a weekend historical/educational event annually. This is a great admission free family event with something for all ages. All activities are held outdoors and inside the building between 10 A.M. and 5 P.M. on Saturday, October 8th and 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. on Sunday, October 9th at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center located between Horicon and Mayville on Hwy. 28.

  • A buck skinners encampment with Dirty Kettle and friends will both fascinate and educate young and old. Walk into a Wigwam, hear stories, try throwing a tomahawk. Join Dirty Kettle at 4:30 P.M. on Saturday for a flute circle with a drum circle to follow.
  • Take in the Flags of Wisconsin 11 Sovereign Nations and see the Voyager Canoe up close and visit with the man who, dressed in period costume, can tell you about the life of an early Mountain Man.
  • There will be atlatl demonstrations and a chance to try throwing the atlatl at a target. Get a feel for how early man took down the largest of beasts in order to feed the family.
  • Vendors will be on site with fry bread to taste and items of interest from jewelry to Native American reproductions.
    Inside the building one will find a beautiful display of museum-quality artifacts and be able to visit with the collectors. Plus there will be activities for children inside and outside, such as corn grinding and fire starting techniques.

    Special Speakers and Events

    11:00 – 12:30 Debbie Hinchcliffe and Jerry Sanders – Wolves and Humans: Past, Present and Future.
    1:00 – 2:30 Kristin Ashley, Animal Spirits: Myth and Mystery
    4:30 – ? Dirty Kettle, Flute and Drum Circle at Buckskinner’s encampment

    1:00 – 3:00 Dirty Kettle and the Voyager – Wisconsin Fur Trade

    Open both days will be the Explorium – a wonderful hands on/interactive display in the lower level and entered through the main level of the Education and Visitor Center. A small fee is required to enter this very special exhibit that appeals to children and adults. It is a top quality activity and takes about an hour to take the self-guided tour.

    Schedule may be subject to changes due to weather/speaker circumstances.
    More information about the RRAS can be obtained on Facebook or by calling President Julie Flemming at 920-928-6094 or 920-210-7865.