Northeastern Indiana Digging Through History-Day 3-Multiple Speakers
Bring Your Own Artifact Led by Jim Bickel & Michelle Edington
Do you have an old artifact that you aren’t sure what it is or when/where it originated? Jim and Michelle are available to examine your artifact and (hopefully) tell you all about it.
Five Medals Living History Led by Mike Judson
Five Medals was such an important leader in our region that an organization and an event have been named in his honor. Reenactors will have numerous artifacts to share plus excerpts from the exciting history of the 1812 era.
1750s French Marine Led by Joe Zdziebko
Joe Zdziebko, dressed as a 1750s French Marine will display and discuss his equipment, uniform, musket, furs, maps, etc. He will also talk about old sayings that are still used today.
Flintknapping Hands-on Led by Jeff Mesaros
Want to know how Native American artifacts were made by hand? Jeff Mesaros will show you how. And here’s your chance to try making one!
Atlatl Weapon Demonstration Led by Jamie Clemons
The atlatl was a tool that uses leverage to achieve greater velocity in dart or spear-throwing, and includes a bearing surface which allows the user to store energy during the throw. Jamie will be demonstrating types from around the nation and let you participate with samples. You can try it too!
Metal Detecting in Archaeology Led by Angie Butler
Metal detectors can play a key role in discovering historical artifacts. You’ll be amazed at the display of items found under the waters of Lake Wawasee and along its shoreline.
You may reserve your spot by registering HERE.
Date and time:
Saturday, September 2 · 10am – 12pm EDT