Celebrate the fall harvest by making your own paper doll inspired by 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 paper 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