Sunday Fun Day Crafts – Wampum and Stone Necklaces

february, 2021

07feb12:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedSunday Fun Day Crafts – Wampum and Stone NecklacesThe Institute for American Indian Studies12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Details

Sunday, February 7, 12:00 – 4:00pm, 1-hour time slots

Are you and your family experiencing a bit of cabin fever? Throughout the winter, the IAIS Education Department is offering private craft workshops on Sunday afternoons. Sign up for a time slot with your family and friends. Express your creativity while learning about the world around you and connecting with a culture that has thousands of years of history in the area. For generations, Native people have used natural materials such as shell, stone, bone and porcupine quills to make ornamentation and jewelry. For example, in the Northeast, Native tribes often used quahog and whelk shell to create shell beads known as wampum. In this week’s workshop, participants will make their very own necklace or bracelet, incorporating semi-precious stones and wampum. With Valentine’s Day approaching, perhaps you know a special someone who would appreciate this as a gift.

Sign up for a time slot with your family or friends. Registration per time slot is limited. Please visit to reserve a space through Eventbrite. Questions? Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected]. Cost of participation, including materials: $25 for Non-Members, $20 for Members


(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm