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Native American Inter-Tribal Weekend July 16-17 at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Union, Ky. (June 15, 2016) – Big Bone Lick State Historic Site will host a Native American Inter-Tribal Weekend July 16-17.

 

Co-hosted by the Deer Valley Inter-Tribal Learning Circle, the weekend is dedicated to celebrating the Native American cultures of the Northern Kentucky region. There will be a Native American encampment, several demonstrations and two traditional Drums.

 

Authentic demonstrations will include: flint knapping, weaving, beadwork, rope making, primitive fire starting, cooking, traditional storytelling and more. The celebration runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $2 per person and children ages 5 and under are free (cash only).

 

For more information about the park’s facilities, programs, or special events, visit http://parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/big-bone-lick/ or call (859) 384-3522. 

 

Big Bone Lick is a virtual Ice Age showcase and is regarded as the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology.  In addition to the new exhibits featured in the museum and visitor center, the park is also home to a campground that was recently selected as one of Kentucky’s top 5, hiking and nature study trails, annual special events including the Salt Festival, now in its 31st year, as well as seasonal recreational activities and interpreter-led programs. The park is located near Union, Ky. Take Exit 171 off I-75 and follow signs along Highway 338, approximately 7 miles to the park.

 

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Contact: Ossana Wolff, ossana.wolff@ky.gov

859-384-3522

 

The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov

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