Annual Harvest Moon NatureFest Family Day at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum

Sunday, September 23, 10 AM-4 PM

Press Release

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum and The Nature Discovery Center celebrate the fall harvest with a day of Nature and Native American-themed craft demonstrations, wildlife presentations, hands-on activities, and Native American foods. Visitors can watch as Native artisans demonstrate traditional crafts. Join in as we demonstrate how to burn a dugout canoe, ash-log pounding, flint knapping, basket making, and more. Try your hand at throwing an atlatl, an ancient hunting tool, with the Franklin Pierce University Anthropology Club Atlatl team! Take a nature walk in the Medicine Woods with Karin Tuininga and join Chris Bullock for the Eastern Woodland Encampment. Trustees, Volunteers and Staff will make a delicious assortment of Native American stews and desserts available for sale in the food tent.

Special scheduled presentations include two exciting wildlife shows, which have proven to enthrall attendees of all ages! At 10:30am join Kevin Wall of NH Audubon for Raptor Rapture as the biology and lifestyle of these great birds of prey are examined. The presentation will compare and contrast their remarkable features as live raptors are introduced to the group. Next at 1:00pm storyteller Debra Ballou will entrance the young and old with her repertoire of stories. Then at 2:00pm visitors can get up-close and personal with Wildlife Encounters, an opportunity for our visitors to see and learn about some of the smaller wildlife in a hands-on presentation.

Harvest Moon and NatureFest is held on the museum grounds at 18 Highlawn Road on Mt. Kearsarge in Warner. With paid admission, visitors can stroll through the Medicine Woods Trail, roam the luscious arboretum, explore a teepee, observe and participate in all demonstrations and activities, as well as tour the entirety of both museums!

General Admission is $10 for ages 12 through adult; $5 for children ages 6 to 12 (Kids under age 6 are free); $5 for members, $30 Family rate, and free for Native Americans. If attendees choose to become a member of the museum that day, the member discount will be applied to their admission fee.

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum was founded in 1991 by Charles “Bud” and Nancy Thompson as an educational and cultural center to connect visitors with Native American culture, past and present, and to encourage respect for our environment.  The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum seeks to challenge all of us to improve the quality of our lives and our world. The museum is open daily May 1 – October 31, Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm. This November we will be celebrating Native American Month with activities on the weekends.
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