Celebrate American Indian Week with the Ohio History Connection September 25–October 1

(COLUMBUS, OH)– Join Ohio History Connection and celebrate American Indian Week September 25–October 1. American Indian Week is a state-designated week honoring the influence of American Indians on Ohio culture. The Ohio History Connection will celebrate this rich heritage by connecting you to American Indian objects, customs and narratives from both historic and modern times.
Planned activities include:
American Indian Week Kick-Off at the Ohio History Center
Sun., Sept. 25 • Noon–5 p.m.
Enjoy live American Indian dance performances, traditional stickball demonstrations by Miami Tribe citizens and students and a special lacrosse demonstration by coach and players from the Ohio Machine–Columbus’ pro lacrosse team. Modern day lacrosse descends from games originally played by native people.
American Indian Art and Objects at the Columbus Museum of Art
Wednesday, Sept. 28 • 2 p.m.
Join us at the Columbus Museum of Art for a panel discussion featuring Columbus Museum of Art’s Adjunct Curator of Folk Art Michael Hall, Ohio History Connection Director of American Indian Relations Stacey Halfmoon and Ohio History Connection Curator of Archaeology Brad Lepper.  Cost of the program is $20 for non-members (includes general admission) and $5 for CMA & Ohio History Connection members. Call 614.629.0359.
Archaeology Day at the Ohio History Center
Saturday, Oct. 1 • 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Get hands on with archaeology as you explore flint knapping, pottery making, pump drills and have the chance to bring in an artifact for an archaeologist to identify.

American Indian Tribal Leader Panel at the Ohio History Center
Saturday, Oct. 1 • 11:30 a.m.
Stacey Halfmoon, Ohio History Connection Director of American Indian Relations, will be facilitating presentations by the Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe, Glenna J. Wallace and the President of the Delaware Nation, Kerry Holton.  Learn about each tribe, their history, culture, government and current activities.
For more information about American Indian Week, call 800.686.6124.

Ohio History Connection
The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection carries out history services for Ohio and its citizens focused on preserving and sharing the state’s history. This includes housing the state historic preservation office, the official state archives, and the local history office. The Ohio History Connection also manages more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio.

Posted September 14, 2016
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