The Museum of Native American History (MONAH) is proud to present our own Kelli McCain Nixon (Quapaw) for a special edition of Creative Visions… for kids! Creative Visions for Kids: Quapaw-StylePottery will be held Saturday, July 27, at 10:00 AM. Nixon will lead participants through the construction of their own pottery vessel, while speaking on the methodology, shapes, and designs traditional to Quapaw pottery and its history within the Quapaw tribe
MONAH is honored to host Matriarch as part of our Native Conversations and Creative Visions series on SATURDAY, JUNE 22.
Matriarch promotes the social welfare of Native women through education, community building, and direct services to create positive change within our communities.
Guests will be invited to understand more about Native life and traditions through a hands-on Creative Visions Workshop. As a part of Native culture, handkerchiefs have been used as an awareness tool and will be utilized in a one of a kind workshop that will reveal their use in Indigenous culture, both historical and contemporary. The workshop will be held at 3 PM. Registration is required.
The Matriarch women will then perform a spoken word performance, speaking to each letter of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, their personal connection to the subject, and statistics on MMIW. Each woman brings her own unique style of performance that incorporates their Indigenous languages and culture. The performance will be held at 5:30 PM. Registration is encouraged, but NOT required.
Join us as we explore the Cherokee tale of the Three Sisters garden and learn how to grow a farm to table garden for tasty and nutritious meals the whole family will love.
Learn the significance of the Three Sisters crops, plant gardens, learn about heirloom seeds, study the Native methods for processing, and as a bonus (!) sample some of the recipes.
All participants will take home the seeds for beans, squash and corn. There will be a chance to enter into a drawing to win terrific heirloom seeds to one lucky guest! This is an entry level gardening experience.
Creative Visions is open to anyone aged 14 and older. Participants must register for free online through the MONAH website or by calling the museum at 479-273-2456 . Attendance will be taken at the door prior to entering the event space.
The Museum of Native American History (MONAH) is proud to present Mary Lee for another installment of Creative Visions to be held Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 5:30 PM. Lee will lead participants through weaving a small double-wall basket which is essentially, a basket within a basket.
Join us of the first in our new series of hands-on art-making workshops! Learn about Cherokee culture while creating your own traditional double-walled basket to take home. All supplies will be provided.
Led by Matthew Anderson of the Cherokee Arts Center, this casual evening will include hors d'oeuvres, step-by-step instructions at your own pace, and opportunities to dive into Cherokee history and culture.
Space will go quickly; Register today!