Lenape Village Public Tours
Join us for public tours of our Lenape Village
June 16, 2019, 2:00 pm
July 28, 2019, 2:00 pm
August 25, 2019, 2:00 pm
September 22, 2019, 2:00 pm
October 27, 2019, 2:00 pm
The Lenape Village will be open this summer for one Sunday tour each month. We will start in the Nature Center’s main building, showing artifacts and a brief overview of history of the time period our Village represents. The group will then, weather permitting, walk to our recreated Lenape Village from the 1500’s, with discussion of currently available plants that would be used for food or medicine. A walking tour of our Village, explaining what each area teaches is included, and ending with a featured topic that changes each month. The guided tour departs from the Visitor Desk at 2pm.
June 16th: Cooking
Learn about the cooking methods used in the 1500’s. Make your own corn bread; pounding corn from a kernel, to corn meal, and then into a biscuit form. Different foods will be cooking while you are there so you can see, smell and maybe taste food as it was 500 years ago.
July 28th: Family Life
Learn about daily life in a Lenape Village. See two styles of housing they would use. Try on buckskin clothing, learn about the musical instruments available and maybe even play them! Finally, make a necklace and take it home with you as a souvenir of your time in our village.
August 25th: Games
Did you know you learn from the games we play? It was no different 500 years ago. We will learn the stories attached to some of the games, what they taught and how they might prepare the children for adult life in the woods. All ages are welcome to play any of the games we cover. At the end of the tour, make your own corn husk pop-it to take home.
Cost: $8 (Children 3 and under are free) ~ Members Free
The tour will begin promptly at 2:00 pm and is the only tour of the day