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Handmade Fun: Corn Husk Dolls

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Celebrate the fall harvest by making your own corn husk doll and learning about the Indigenous cultures in which the dolls originated.

Corn husk dolls, a symbol of the harvest, originated in Indigenous cultures where corn was a staple crop. The husks were put to good use lighting lamps, filling pillows, and making baskets, masks, arrow quivers, ceremonial dolls and more. Children ages 3 to 7 can make a corn husk doll while learning some cultural history — including the Haudenosaunee legend about a doll that came to life to entertain children, but spent so much time admiring herself that she lost her face. Stop in from August 31 to September 2 to meet Mohawk artist Elizabeth Doxtater and learn how the story ends!

Participants must pre-register at the Travel Bureau (entrance of the Children’s Museum) on the day of the event.

This program may be pre-empted by a special event.

Image: Gino Santa Maria

Dates & Times
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Friday, August 31, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 1, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 2, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, September 3, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 8, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 9, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.