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August Newsletter

Come learn something new! We have 2 more classes this summer.  Take one or take them both!
Miniature Button Blanket Class

Saturday, August 15
10am -12pm,  $35 

Learn the history and significance of how the Button Blanket became part of the culture of the Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast.  Mariah Ts’igilhilaqw will share the different materials and techniques used in creating a button blanket.  Then, create your own  miniature button blanket from felt.
Beaded Earrings Class

Saturday, August 15 
1pm-3 pm, $35

Explore methods used to make beaded earrings from seed beads and porcupine quills. Participants will create their own pair of beaded drop earrings by the end of this workshop. No experience is necessary and supplies will be provided. 
at the
Lelooska Museum

11:00 am—3:00 pm

Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekend,
by appointment and on the dates of our programs and events.

     The Lelooska Museum displays an extensive collection of Native artifacts from North America. Fine examples of beadwork, quillwork, basketry and carvings are shared along with art and artifacts spanning from pre-contact through this century.
Our July Museum Event, Buttons, Blankets & The Trade had a great turn out! Visitors learned about the trade in our fur trade store, then made their own miniature button blankets! Do you want to learn more about the button blankets? Check out our upcoming class
on August 15th!
Summer Experience Interpretive Program

August 6, 2015  10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm
$60 per group up to 10 participants,
$6 for each additional participant up to 30

A new interpretive hands-on program with our fur trade interpreters.  The Hanus' will be joining us as "Charles & Lizette Rondeau,"  portraying a Hudson Bay Company trapper and his half Native, half French Canadian wife.
This program, open to groups of 10-30 visitors per session will include demonstrations and  hands on activities. During the 2 hour session, visitors will visit the Fur Trade camp where they will learn about trapping and black powder from "Charles" and the activities of women and children from "Lizette".  Our interpreters will be exploring foodways, tanning processes, including hide scraping, trade items, trade sign language and the the parflesche.  Each participant will then have the opportunity to make their own paper parflesche to take home.  The Lelooska Museum will be open to explore and participants may learn from our Museum Hunt and Native Plant Find.

Call 360-225-9522
or email
Join us for our FREE Summer Event on August 22nd!
Come for an hour or come for the day!
for our FREE EVENTS!

Have Parflesche, Will Travel: Painted Art on Rawhide

August 22nd
11am-3pm FREE!

Make pigment, bind it into paint and paint your own rawhide disk. Learn about the parflesche. Interpreters will demonstrate the paint making process and paint a design on hide! Special exhibits and more!
Woodland High School Students Community Service
We are so grateful for this group of hardworking young men from Woodland High School that have been volunteering as their community service for graduation.
They have worked hard on our grounds mowing, weed eating, blowing away debris, hauling and spreading gravel and rock, and making improvements to our grounds.

A big thank you to Justin Pitones, Tom Russo, Daniel Soto,
Austin Hoseney & Alex Miranda!
Lelooska Foundation
Living History Performances

October 17, November 7 & 28
at 7:00pm

Approximately 2 hours in length.
Reservations are necessary.
$12 Adults
$8 Children 12 & 
Set in the fire-lit replica of a Kwakwaka’wakw ceremonial house, the living history performance consists of dramatic narration and dance presentations of traditional Northwest Coast ceremonial masks.               
Chief Tsungani and the Lelooska Family dancers bring each mask to life with its song, dance and story.  The performance is designed to give the audience an understanding of Northwest Coast First Nations culture, as well as a feeling of intimate participation in this living history. 

Grounds open at 5:30pm including the Lelooska Museum.

To reserve tickets 
Call: (360) 225-9522
Then send your check and a SASE to
P.O. Box 526, Ariel, WA 98603
 or pay online  at
Classroom Corner
Chief Tsungani, 
Thank you for inviting us to the Lelooska Foundation, I really liked the stories. I liked all the totem poles. I liked all the costumes and masks. It was cool when the bear came in and was roaring. My favorite part was where the clam shell boy was squirting out water from the shell. Your Friend, Aiden
School Program Dates
2015-2016 School Year

Reservations are now available!

October 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29 & 30
November  3, 5, 10, 12, 13, 17 & 19
April 12, 14, 15, 19, 21 & 22
May 6(FULL), 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 24, 26 &31
June 2, 3(FULL), 7 & 9(FULL)

School programs begin at 10:30 am and are approximately one hour in length
$6 per person adult or child.
Space is limited, Advance Reservations are Required!

For more information or to reserve
call 360-225-9522, email
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