Family Workshop - Make a Traditional Native American Black Ash Basket
Family Workshop - Make a Traditional Native American Black Ash Basket
WhenSaturday, November 2, 2019, 1 – 4 PM
CategoriesDemonstrations, Kids & Families, Workshops
SponsorNatural History Museum
VenueNatural History Museum
Event LocationQ?rius, Ground Floor
CostAdvanced registration is recommended to reserve your spot in this workshop, which allows your family to use our express entry line to avoid lengthy waits to enter the building.  The reservation fee is $2 per person. 
AccessibilityWheelchair accessible

Join Native American artists Kelly Church and Cherish Parrish as they lead you through the process of basket making.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the significance of baskets to women in passing down their history,
  • Learn about collecting and preparation of materials for basket making,
  • Make a traditional black ash basket to take home,
  • Discuss with expert basket makers the effects of environmental change on their traditions.
Please note that this workshop is best suited for children ages 10 and up, and their caregivers.  

Location: The Lab in Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, Ground Floor.

Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail This event is wheelchair accessible.

Photo provided by the NMU Center for Native American Studies. Photography: Greg Peterson.…
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