of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Museum Events January 2016
Spotlight Tours: Dolls and Toys
Wednesdays 4:00 - 4:30 PM & Saturdays 1:30 - 2:00 PM
Come join us on our weekly spotlight tours, every Saturday from 10:30- 11:00 am. This month we will be highlighting dolls and toys. Doll making has been present for 4,000 years in the Americas and is a wonderful way to learn about individual indigenous groups of North America.
Alternating Thursdays 6:00 - 7:45 PM
Friday, January 8, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free General Admission Day
January Weekend Arts Activities:
Snowy Owl Art and Stories from the Far North:
Every Saturday from 11:00AM-12:00 PM and Sunday from 12:30PM-1:30PM
The month of January will begin a new series of weekend arts activities for all ages.The month of January will feature the Snowy Owl, a denizen of the arctic and subarctic regions. This month's activities will include Snow Goggles, Snowy Owl Puppets, & felt Ookpik Doll crafts. Along with snowy owl crafts, watch the story of the Owl and the Raven and the Snow Owl who married a Goose.
Inuit Carving (bone with soap stone and ivory inlay), The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
Saturday, January 30, 12:00-4:30 PM
Behind the Scenes: Birch Bark Lodge Restoration and Cleaning
On January 30, 2016, Christine Red Cloud (White Earth Ojibwe) and Eli Suzukovich III (Little Shell Band of Chippewa-Cree) will be working on restoring the birch bark lodge located on the second floor of the museum. Christine and Eli are basket makers from Chicago who specialize in birch bark and sweet grass baskets.
Free with General Museum Admission
For more information, contact the Museum at 847.475.1030 or click here to email Visitor Services.
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