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Ancestral Indian Life Skills Day

March 14, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

“Ancestral Indian Life Skills Day” sponsored by Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in partnership with Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, at the Monument, 1100 Ruins Drive, Coolidge, Arizona

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Park general admission fees apply to access ruins and museum. No fees for participation in event activities held at park picnic area.

Flor de María Dart photo of Arizona’s Casa Grande at sunset on the summer solstice

Flor de María Dart photo of Arizona’s Casa Grande at sunset on the summer solstice

Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument will provide a fun-filled day of hands-on archeology activities for children and adults alike including games, crafts, and demonstrations. Come try your hand creating your own petroglyph, playing traditional games, and more. Watch a flintknapper show how to make an arrowhead! Play traditional Native American calendar-stick and other games on the ground, color artifacts on coloring pages, grind corn using an ancient metate and mano, practice bopping bunnies with rabbit-throwing-sticks! Learn how to make your own petroglyphs, hand-built pottery, stone jewelry, cordage and agave rope, split-twig-figurines, and dance rattles that you can take home! Activities will take place in the park picnic area near the ballcourt. General park admission applies for admittance to the museum and access to the ruins. Admission for adults and children 16 years of age and older is $5.00. Children 15 and younger are free.

No reservations needed. For more information visit the http://www.nps.gov/cagr/index.htm web site or contact Casa Grande Ruins National Monument at 520-723-3172 or Old Pueblo Archaeology Center in Tucson at 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.


March 14, 2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
1100 W. Ruins Drive
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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