CONTACT: 410-887-2503

Primitive Technology Weekend

Primitive Technology Weekend


It is with great sadness we will be canceling this event, which has run uninterrupted for 32 years.   We will see in you in 2021.
Primitive Technology Weekend – All ages. You are invited to the Willow Grove Nature Center’s Annual Primitive Technology Workshop for the purpose of sharing knowledge and hands-on experience in the replication of items composed of stone, bone, wood, and natural fibers. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Willow Grove Nature Center at Cromwell Valley Park.

DAY 1 Schedule of Activities:

  • 10 AM-4 PM    Supervised bow and arrow shooting for families, children and adults.
  • 10 AM-4 PM    Coils and Pinch Pots AND Fish Prints with Red Ochre
  • 11 AM-4 PM    Presentation on  “The Art of Oceanic Canoe Building”.
  • 11:30 AM         Presentation on “Nixtamalization
  • 12:30 PM         Methods of Primitive cooking, including the use of ceramic pots and a large pit bake will be demonstrated.
  • 1:30   PM         Demonstration of the ancient tradition and fine art of bow making
  • 2:30 PM           Fish Traps! Fishing just got easier!
  • 7 PM                Presentation on  ancestral, traditional, and modern food practices


  • 8 AM                Bow Shoot

For more information regarding our Primitive Technology Weekend, please contact the Park Office at 410.887.2503 or   For a detailed list of activities and speakers, please click HERE.

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9 am to 4 pm

In case of inclement weather, the Nature Center and activities follow the Baltimore County Schools. Check at Public Schools for latest info on closing. If closing early, all evening activities at the Park are cancelled.