58th Birthday Celebration Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Help celebrate the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post's 58th birthday! Explore the exhibits, including the popular Four Seasons Room with life-size dioramas, then head next door to shop for American Indian arts and crafts at the Trading Post. Refreshments will be provided. Cost: Included with $6-10 museum admission. MNHS members free.
Kid Crafts: Bead a Ring, Saturday, August 4, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Learn a basic stringing technique while beading a ring to take home. Allow an hour to make the craft. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Cost: $3/kit, museum admission not included.
Annual Fun Run, Sunday, August 19, 9–10:30 a.m. Head to the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s 52nd Annual Powwow to join the Mille Lacs Indian Museum's annual one-mile Fun Run. Run or walk
a mile across the powwow grounds to claim a free t-shirt. Registration begins at 9 am on the powwow grounds. Cost: Free!
Open House, Sunday, August 19, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Explore the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post during the annual open house when the historic site is open for special Sunday hours and offers free admission. Visit the exhibits, including the popular Four Seasons Room with life-size dioramas then head next door to shop for American Indian arts and crafts at the Trading Post. Cost: Free!
Woodland Pottery 2-Day Workshop, Saturday, August 25, and Sunday, August 26. On Saturday, learn how to dig clay, harvest the tempering agents, and construct a clay vessel. On Sunday, after allowing pots to dry overnight, finish the surface details and temper the clay vessel in a firing pit. A light lunch will be provided on Sunday only.
The workshop runs Saturday from noon–4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Cost: $75/
MNHS and Mille Lacs Band members save 20 percent. Registration is required three days prior
to workshop. A minimum of five participants is required to host the workshop. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Discounted hotel rooms are available for workshop participants on Saturday night at Grand Casino Mille Lacs with 10 days' advance registration.
For more information on these events, call 320-532-3632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.