Design Your Own Wampum Belt
Are you interested in wampum, the beads of polished shells us by North American Indigenous Communities to make belts, sashes and strands? Learn about the history and craft of wampum-making from the expert—the Executive Director of the Circle Legacy Center, Barry Lee (Munsee Nation). All participants will leave with their own hand-made string of wampum.
In the early 18th century, the quickest and most affordable way for political groups to reach their audience was by the use of pamplets. Explore colonial-era print culture while learning about the history and craft of pamphlet-making from our resident expert, Chief of Conservation and Recipient of the 2019 Laura Young Award for service to the Guild of Book Workers, Jennifer Rosner. All participants will be walked through the process of creating a pamphlet and get to leave with their own handmade pamphlet!