MONAH to host storytelling, beadwork class on May 12

BY STAFF REPORTS
05/08/2018 08:00 AM
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The Museum of Native American History will host storytelling and a beadwork class on May 12 at the museum located at 202 S.W. “O” St. in Bentonville, Arkansas. Admission is free, and the events are open to all. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – The Museum of Native American History will host storytelling and a beadwork class on May 12. The museum is located at 202 S.W. “O” St. Admission is free, and the events are open to all.

From 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., MONAH staff will share traditional Yup'ik (Alaska) and Cherokee stories about how berries came to be just in time for berry season.

“Our stories for the day include ‘Berry Magic,’ written and illustrated by Teri Sloat and Betty Huffmon, and ‘The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story,’ retold by Joseph Bruchac and illustrated by Anna Vojtech. Stick around after the stories to make a self-portrait using nature and try akutaq, a traditional Yup'ik dish made with berries,” MONAH Director Charlotte Buchanan-Yale said.

Storytime is geared toward ages 4 and up, but kids of all ages and their adults are welcome.

A Creative Visions artist will host and teach a “Beadwork for Beginners” class beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the museum. Join Cherokee beadwork and jewelry artist Carolyn Chumwalooky for an in-depth introduction to the intricate art of beading. This hands-on workshop will lead participants through the process of creating a beaded keychain to take home.

Registration is free and required. Supplies and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call the museum at 479-273-2456 or visit www.momah.us.

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