Interpretive Troubleshooting Workshop Includes Topics Such As: -Relating Subject Material To Students
-Stretching Attention Spans
-Importance of Enthusiasm And Energy
-Using Improvisation And Imagination
-Approaching Native Women's Culture
-Avoiding Propaganda History
-Routing Out The "Caveman Syndrome" -Terminology and Language We are not scheduling this workshop at this time - please contact us with questions. Interpreting Troubleshooting Workshop includes handouts and lasts for 2 hours. Fee: $200 for up to 10 participants, and $12 per additional person (plus travel & possible hotel fare). To schedule, e-mail Jessica at email@example.com
Cattail Mat Making Workshop This workshop will give your staff first hand experience creating historic Native American cattail exterior house mats. At the end of this program, not only with your museum have a couple new cattail mats for your displays, but your staff will have the confidence to replicate the mat making process, providing your site with mats for covering wigwams and shelters in the future, or a new hands-on demonstration for your museum visitors. We are currently scheduling this workshop for the 2014 year (this workshop must be conducted in August or September). This is a 2 - 3 hour workshop that requires outdoor space. Fee: $250 if you provide the cattails (cut and laid out a week in advance. To schedule, e-mail Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org Dome Wigwam Frame Construction Workshop Not only will your museum have a new wigwam frame (about 12-14ft diameter, 8-9 ft peak) at the end of this 2 day workshop, but your staff will have the know how to construct the wigwam frames your museum may need in the future. We provide the tools, you provide the source of trees (60+ saplings - please contact us for details on tree type and size). We harvest the trees together as part of the workshop. We are booked for the 2014 year - please contact us to schedule next year (this workshop must be conducted May - July). This is a 3 day workshop (6 hours per day) that requires outdoor space for a permanent wigwam frame, and a source of 60+ sapling trees. Fee: $975 (plus travel & possible hotel fare). This workshop requires a minimum of 5 participants to complete the wigwam frame within 3 days. To schedule, e-mail Jessica at email@example.com Do you want to cover your wigwam frame with bark sheets? Provide us the trees and staff, and we can peel bark sheets and attach them to your new wigwam frame. Trees must be a certain type and growth (1 1/2 foot diameter or more). WIEP's Mark Eaton is a former tree feller and logger, and comes with a professional grade chainsaw and experience in safe tree felling. This is a 3-4 day process, and an extra fee of $975-$1300. Or, bring us back to conduct a Cattail Mat Making Workshop in the late summer, and make cattail mats to cover your wigwam.
And Please Note: If you have your own professional crew with chainsaw(s) (they are able and experienced in felling trees), you can reduce the fee. Wigwam frame building for 3 days: $450 and covering the wigwam with bark sheets: $450-$600. Historic Cooking Demonstrations Workshop This workshop is designed to give your staff first-hand experience in preparing and cooking common historic Native meals, so as they will be able to duplicate the process for your museum visitors, whether for daily operations or special events. This includes: -Cooking on hot rocks -Hominy from Flint corn -How to make multiple types of cornbread -Smoking and dehydrating foods for storage -Iron kettle cooking -Braiding corn to hang horizontally -Bread, broth, & pudding from nuts We are not scheduling this workshop for the 2014 year - please contact us for scheduling next year. This is an all-day workshop (5-6 hours) that requires outdoor space. We provide the food and utensils, you provide the firewood. Fee: $1200 for up to 10 participants (museum guides, volunteers, costumed interpreters), and $100 per additional person (plus travel & possible hotel fare). To schedule, e-mail Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stripped Shagbark Hickory tree - we harvested the bark for wigwam coverings.
Wigwam frame under construction for an Indiana museum.