Archaeology Days Takes People Back in Time
Grant PUD teamed up the Wanapum People to host the annual Archaeology Days next week at the Wanapum Heritage Center. Youth Day will be Tuesday, October 15 from 9:30-2:45 for kids, including but not limited to school groups, to participate hands on.
"Kids go through a series of stations," said Christine Pratt, Grant PUD public information officer. "All kinds of crafts and different kinds of artisan work."
She listed jewelry making, flint knapping, weaving and beadwork as some of the exhibits. Pratt also mentioned a chance for kids to try their hand at spear throwing.
"You just really get a feel and an appreciation for the culture and the history of the native tribes that inhabited this area," said Pratt.
Adults won't be left out of the fun, because Wednesday, October 16 from 8:45 to 4:15, is Adult Day. While the museum will feature many of the same exhibitors, Wednesday will be paired with discussions ties to archaeology and led by local and regional experts.
"You almost get a feel of stepping back in time," said Pratt.
This annual event has taken place since 1999.