Old Independence Regional Museum is excited to offer a fun and educational day camp exploring Native American life. Campers will have the opportunity to learn about the Native Americans that lived in our 12-county region, as well as other tribes throughout the United States. Campers will discover how Native Americans made use of the environment around them.

Campers will be able to sample Native American foods such as corn cakes and popcorn. Hands-on activities will include making coil pots, corn husk dolls, and medicine pouches.

 

The camp is for rising 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders and will be held Monday, June 10, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The cost for the camp is $10 per camper. The museum requires at least 10 children to sign up in order to hold the camp, and class size is limited to the first 30 registrants. Campers should bring a sack lunch. The deadline to register is Monday, June 3, 2013.

 

Old Independence serves a 12-county area: Baxter, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Marion, Poinsett, Sharp, Stone, White, and Woodruff. Parts of these present-day counties comprised the original Independence County in 1820s Arkansas territory.

 

The museum is located at 380 South 9th street, between Boswell and Vine Streets in Batesville.