Churchville Nature Center
Lenape Village Public Tours
Join us for public tours of our Lenape Village
September 22, 2019, 2:00 pm
October 27, 2019, 2:00 pm
Fall Tours
Our tours 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.
September 22nd: Hunting with Atlatl Throwing
Learn what animals were here 500 years ago and what hunting tools were used by the Lenape of that time. Test your skills with our stalking game, dart and atlatl throwing. We will have Ray Becker, a certified ancient weapons marshal, in the Village that day handling the atlatl throwing area. Everyone is encouraged to try at least once to see if they can hit our targets. All safety precautions will be adhered too for the safety of our participants and observers.
October 27th: Fire Making
Fire is a basic necessity for Woodland Indians. Learn what three items are needed to even create a fire, and the different ways fire is used in Village life. You will be taught at least three methods of making a fire, and all are still used today! CNC Members are FREE for this tour.
Cost: $8 (Children 3 and under are free)
Pre-registration required
The tour will begin promptly at 2:00 pm and is the only tour of the day