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Primitive Technology Weekend

Primitive Technology Weekend

May 2nd & 3rd, 2020

Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Primitive Technology WeekendAll 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.

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

 SUNDAY, MAY 3rd, 2020

  • 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.

For a complete detailed schedule of activities including speakers, please click HERE.