Life in the Eastern Woodlands - Living History Event
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In honor of Native American Heritage Month, living historian Drew Shuptar-Rayvis will present, “Life in the Eastern Woodlands: Pre-contact – 1620”, on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 2:00pm outside at the Weston History & Culture Center, 104 Weston Road in Weston, CT. Tickets are $5.00 per person. All ages welcome! Advance tickets required. Purchase at: www.WestonCTHistory.org Event will move inside if there is inclement weather.
Enter daily Native life as it was before permanent European settlement. Handle key artifacts such as bark baskets, cups, bowls, stone axes, spoons, bows and arrows, animal pelts, and leather, and discover the techniques archaeologists, historians and anthropologists use to merge their knowledge into an accurate picture of the past. Family-friendly event, all ages welcome!
Drew Shuptar-Rayvis (Pekatawas MakataweU “Black Corn”) holds a cum laude Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology from Western Connecticut State University and a Certificate Degree in Archaeology from Norwalk Community College. A true American of the mid-Atlantic region, his family includes indigenous Pocomoke heritage, Pennsylvania Dutch, Welsh, Swiss, English, Scots-Irish, Boyko Ukrainian and Ashkanazi Jewish, he honors all of his ancestors as a practicing living historian and regularly participates in colonial era reenactments, interpretations and public educational events. He has studied and become proficient in the reading of Wampum and works diligently in the research and preservation of the Eastern Woodland languages, particularly Renape and Mahican and is educated in the many European languages at use in the Colonial Period. He was the first garden manager of Western Connecticut State University’s Permaculture Garden, and practices Native horticulture. In July 2021, Drew was elected by his Paramount Chief Norris Howard Senior and Vice Chief Norris Howard Junior as Cultural Ambassador of the Pocomoke Indian Nation of Maryland .
The Weston Historical Society D/B/A The Weston History & Culture Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is located at 104 Weston Road in Weston, CT. Parking and entrance on High Acre Road. Open every Sunday & Thursday from 1pm – 4pm, except holidays and holiday weekends. The Center would like to thank its annual sponsors: Fairfield County Bank, KMS Team at Compass, Aquarion Water Company as well as the Daniel E. Offutt, III Charitable Trust. For more information and how to donate, visit www.WestonCTHistory.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 203-226-1804.
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