Skins, Skulls and Scat Open House
Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Drop in to handle, touch, feel and see skulls, skins, and
scat of Wisconsin wildlife. Learn about some of the different kinds of mammals
that call Wisconsin home.
For more information please call Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or e-mail her at email@example.com. Free and open to the public, no registration is required.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:00 AM to Sunday, October 9, 2016 4:00 PM
The Rock River Archeological Society (RRAS) hosts a weekend historical/educational event annually. This is a great admission free family event with something for all ages. All activities are held outdoors and inside the building between 10 A.M. and 5 P.M. on Saturday, October 8th and 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. on Sunday, October 9th at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center located between Horicon and Mayville on Hwy. 28.
Take the opportunity to learn more about the RRAS by speaking with a member of RRAS at our information table located in the lower level of the Center.
Enjoy the special food prepared by Chef Anthony Madison. Everyone should take time to purchase a sandwich of BBQ pulled pork, sloppy joe, brats, or a chicken breast. All of Chef Anthony’s food is prepared by him and will delight the most discriminate pallet. He will also off nachos, cold beverages, coffee and ice cream sandwiches. Water and popcorn will be offered for sale by the RRAS.
A buck skinners encampment with Dirty Kettle and friends will both fascinate and educate young and old. Walk into a Wigwam, hear stories, try throwing a tomahawk. Join Dirty Kettle at 4:30 P.M. on Saturday for a flute circle with a drum circle to follow.
Take in the Flags of Wisconsin 11 Sovereign Nations and see the Voyager Canoe up close and visit with the man who, dressed in period costume, can tell you about the life of an early Mountain Man.
There will be atlatl demonstrations and a chance to try throwing the atlatl at a target. Get a feel for how early man took down the largest of beasts in order to feed the family.
Vendors will be on site with fry bread to taste and items of interest from jewelry to Native American reproductions.
Inside the building one will find a beautiful display of museum-quality artifacts and be able to visit with the collectors. Plus there will be activities for children inside and outside, such as corn grinding and fire starting techniques.
Special Speakers and Events
11:00 – 12:30 Debbie Hinchcliffe and Jerry Sanders – Wolves and Humans: Past, Present and Future.
1:00 - 2:30 Kristin Ashley, Animal Spirits: Myth and Mystery
4:30 - ? Dirty Kettle, Flute and Drum Circle at Buckskinner’s encampment
1:00 – 3:00 Dirty Kettle and the Voyager - Wisconsin Fur Trade
Open both days will be the Explorium – a wonderful hands on/inter active display in the lower level and entered through the main level of the Education and Visitor Center. A small fee is required to enter this very special exhibit that appeals to children and adults. It is a top quality activity and takes about an hour to take the self-guided tour.
Schedule may be subject to changes due to weather/speaker circumstances.
More information about the RRAS can be obtained on Facebook or by calling President Julie Flemming at 920-928-6094 or 920-210-7865.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Take a walk in search of migrating waterfowl and other marsh species. Free and no registration required. Contact Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 for more information.