Grave Creek Mound Archaeology Complex will present a family-oriented craft workshop in the Delf Norona Museum in Moundsville on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, from 10:30 a.m. - noon. Participants, aged eight and up, will be making pincushions using the bear’s paw quilt block pattern. The workshop is free and open to the public.
Andrea Keller, cultural program coordinator for Grave Creek Mound, will lead the workshop. Registration is recommended. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and adults are encouraged to make their own pincushion.
The workshop is being held in conjunction with the current exhibition, West Virginia Memories Quilt. The exhibition consists of a series of quilts created by the Stitching Sisters Quilt Guild. Each quilt is a unique version of a pattern known as the West Virginia Memories Quilt. The pattern was originally devised to be a “block of the month” teaching tool, but soon evolved into a pattern in its own right. The bear’s paw is one of the 12 blocks included in the West Virginia Memories Quilt.
For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Andrea Keller at (304) 843-4128 or by e-mail at [email protected]
Operated by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Grave Creek Mound Archaeology Complex features one of the largest and most famous burial mounds built by the prehistoric Adena people. A massive undertaking, construction of the mound took place in successive stages from about 250-150 B.C., and required the movement of more than 60,000 tons of earth. Exhibits and displays in the complex’s museum interpret what is known about the lives of these prehistoric people and the construction of the mound. The Archaeology Complex is located at 801 Jefferson Ave., in Moundsville. Contact the museum for information regarding admission fees, group registration and detailed driving directions. The museum is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. During the holiday season, the museum will be closed from Dec. 24 - 25, and Dec. 31 - Jan. 1, 2008. Normal operating hours will resume from Dec. 26 - 30, and beginning Jan. 2, 2008.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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