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Seneca Artisan Showcase & Exhibit Opening

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Our newest interpretive program will kick off with the opening of our new rotating exhibit “Creating Home: Indigenous Roots and Connections in the Appalachian Forest”. The exhibit will be open to the public May through October at the Appalachian Forest Discovery Center (Darden Mill, 101 Railroad Ave, Elkins).
We will celebrate with a free Exhibit Opening Event on May 18 featuring a Seneca Artisans Showcase.
Tentative Schedule:
9:30 – 5:30 Artisans showcase with vendor tables
Special demonstrations throughout the day:
9:30 Penny Minner – Split Black Ash Baskets
10:45 Bernadette Scott – Corn as Art
12:00 Chef Lorinda John – Three Sisters Fritters
1:15 Mary Jacobs – Haudenosaunee Clothing From Coverings to Fashion
2:30 Samantha Jacobs – Moccasin Making
4:00 Cliff Redeye – Leatherwork
(Leatherwork class Sunday, by reservation)
5:30 Exhibit Opening Address, Joe Stahlman
Followed by Supper featuring Appalachian Foods with Native Influence (supper by donation, RSVP encouraged to discovery@afnha.org or 304-636-6182)
Join us during the summer and fall of 2024 for more Native exhibits and programs across AFNHA. Watch our website https://www.appalachianforestnha.org/news-archives/seneca-showcase and newsletter for more info. Contact us if you are doing your own programming related to indigenous history or culture. This program is supported with funding from the National Park Foundation, The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History, and West Virginia Commission on the Arts.


May 18
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area
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Appalachian Forest Discovery Center
2 Railroad Avenue
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
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(304) 636-6182
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