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Families Explore: Beads

October 27, 2013 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Families Explore: Beads

Experience the cultural history of beads and beadmaking at this special Families Explore event. Tour the Museum’s major exhibition, Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead, using a family activity sheet. Decorate and trade beads at our trading station, make your own beads out of paper, and practice bead weaving on a loom. Enjoy a performance by the Allegany River Indian Dancers at 2pm and live demonstrations by Iroquois beadworkers throughout the day. You can even learn about careers in beadmaking!

  • Activities are included in Museum Admission.
  • Kids and teens, 19 and under, receive free admission to the Museum. Parents, check out our discounts, including the $6 resident rate, to enjoy the entire Family Exploration series at an affordable price.
  • No registration required. Drop-in activities run throughout the afternoon.
  • Contact the education department at 607.438.5119 with questions.