Archaeology Fest—Get Hands-On with Native History at the Montauk Indian Museum
It’s not often one has the opportunity to spend a Saturday learning how to blow a dart or throw a spear, but the third annual Montauk Archaeology Fest, a free event hosted by the Montauk Indian Museum on Oct. 4, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., promises to offer this and more.
“Kids and adults love the hands-on activities,” said Lawrence Cooke, Montauk Indian Museum president and founder. “We have people travel from all over the country to participate in the events.”
Experts will be on site sharing expertise in many different areas, including:
- Flint-knapping (stone tool manufacture)
- Earth-fired pottery making
- Wampum making
- Roasting/baking of Native foods
And much more!
“Every person finds their own interests, but many really like to try throwing the atlatls,” Mr. Cooke said.
The mission of the Montauk Indian Museum is to educate and enlighten the public regarding the long Native American history of the Montauk area. The museum is located at:
Montauk Highway & Second House Road
Montauk, New York 11954
Directions: Take the Montauk Highway toward Montauk. Just before you enter town, the museum is on the left, slightly past the corner of Second House Road and Montauk Highway.
Joshua Stevens is Public Affairs specialist at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.