• Traditional Technology Day at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse

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    Name: Traditional Technology Day at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse
    Date: August 13, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
    Event Description:
    Enjoy the Refuge with the whole family as you join us for a day of art, culture, games and demonstrations of traditional technology brought to you by the First Peoples of this area. Get a tour of a Chinookan-style Plankhouse modeled after Cathlapotle, one of the many villages that thrived close by along the Columbia River. Watch art, fire making, and flintknapping demonstrations with local tribal members and artisans. Get a tour of our trails and learn traditional uses of local plants, or go on an interactive family walk to explore Refuge trails. Let your kids try their hand at art and craft activities using materials found right here on the Refuge. Even do a tour of the Refuge by car to see what creatures might be out and about enjoying a rare cool day in August! 12-4 Plankhouse Open 12:30 to 1:30 Ethnobotany Hike 2:00 to 3:00 Family Nature Hike Inside the Plankhouse: Tours and demonstrations including cordage, fiber, art, fire, and flintknapping. Outside the Plankhouse (covered area): Native games, family crafts, and flinknapping demos. *There is a $3 fee to enter the Refuge unless you have a federal lands pass. Please bring exact change to pay at the self service kiosk in the parking area.
    Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge 28908 NW Main Avenue Ridgefield, WA 98642
    Date/Time Information:
    Sunday August 13th, 2017 12 to 4 pm
    Contact Information:
    Juliet McGraw 360-887-4106
    $3 parking Event and activities are free
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