Join Churchill County Museum’s Donna Cossette as she shares her expertise and knowledge of the Toi-Ticutta people. Working through hands-on projects, she will give step-by-step instructions on the processes used in flint knapping and string making. Those attending classes will be provided the materials and instructions to complete the project.
Flint Knapping: Saturday, Oct. 9, 1 to 5 p.m. at the museum. This class is on flint knapping or pressure flaking. Participants will be given a beginner’s kit along with hands-on instructions and techniques in making an arrowhead.
String/Cordage Making: Saturday, Nov. 13, 1 to 5 p.m. The second Traditional Lifeways Class will teach you the skills needed to create a traditional string from dogbane. This string was used to create cordage for many useful items such as rabbit nets used for hunting.
To register for either class or for more information, email Gretchen Felte at email@example.com.