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October Family Night: Of Wigwams and Tepees

Event Date: 
Oct 19 2017 - 6:30pm

When Illinois was tall grass prairie, meeting the forests to the north, the Sauk and Fox, Pottawatomi and Winnebago lived in villages along the streams. The tall grass prairie gave way to the short grass prairie of the plains where the people lived in tepees. 

Join us, when Betsy Carlson, from Burpee Museum, helps us explore and understand artifacts of four Native American peoples. Through the artifacts, we will learn about the differences in the ways of prairie people and forest people. Find out what they ate, wore and the tools that they crafted. Families will be able to touch the artifacts and step into a world based only on the materials available in the forests and prairies.

This is a free family program, open to the public. The LaSalle Public Library is located at 305 Marquette, LaSalle, IL. For more information, please call the Library at 815-223-2341.