CHILDREN TO LEARN LENAPE LORE AND MASK PAINTING AT MUSEUM
The Lenape Indians who lived in the Pascack Valley hundreds of years ago were excellent storytellers and mask makers. Children attending a special cultural enrichment program– “LENAPE LORE CELEBRATION ”, designed for children 6- 10 years old , on Friday, June 23, 1-3 p.m. at the Pascack Historical Society, 19 Ridge Avenue, Park Ridge will learn some legends and paint masks they will take home to share with their families. Registration is required, enrollment is limited and a $5.00 donation per participant is requested to cover the cost of materials. Call George Sherman at 201-664-7924.
Youngsters will learn about the Rainbow Crow and Spider legend and study the significance of masks in the Lenape culture and celebrations.
They will design and paint their own one-of-a-kind masks. Play and learn games that were inspired by the Lenape such as: “Pick up Sticks, “Ball in the Basket” and “Jacob’s Ladder”. A professional face painter will be on hand to paint the faces of youngsters who chose to do so. Family members (parents, grandparents, etc.) are welcome to observe their children throughout the afternoon so that they may share this learning experience together. Snacks and outdoor Lenape game play (weather permitting) await participants.
The workshop, sponsored by PASCACK ADVENTURES, the educational arm of the 75-year old non -profit society is staffed by three New Jersey licensed teachers volunteering their time, Carol Riccardo, George Sherman and Gioia Castiglione . PHS Trustee Danarenae Donato will assist.
For further information about the Society, directions or upcoming activities call 201-573-0307.
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PHS volunteers welcomed 19 Brownies from Hillsdale to the museum on November 18th. The troop spent the afternoon learning about the Lenape Indians through interactive activities and exhibits. They also received a tour of the museum’s exhibits to learn about early Dutch and Victorian everyday life and houses.
PHS welcomed a total of 22 children in grades K-5 and their parents to two fun filled days on November 11 and 12. Visit our site or our Facebook page for news of upcoming Pascack Adventures.
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|We are a regional educational and research center that tells the story of life in the Pascack Valley from dinosaur times to the present day.
The Society’s newsletter, RELICS, is mailed to our members four times a year and is now indexed by title on the “Relics Index” page of this website.
|The Pascack Historical Society Museum is open all year long. We offer educational and enrichment programs for all age groups- tiny tots to senior citizens. Our barrier-free Museum is the home of thousands of artifacts and many displays that chronicle the life of the Pascack Valley from Lenape Indian days until the present. Special exhibits take place throughout the year on subjects pertaining to the origins of the people of northern New Jersey.
Special group tours at other hours may be arranged by calling (201) 573-0307.
We are located at 19 Ridge Avenue in Park Ridge, NJ.
|The Pascack Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization that was incorporated on October 13, 1942 by a group of historically minded citizens. It is a membership-based not for profit organization that promotes and preserves the early history of the Pascack Valley and its peoples.
We have NEVER had a paid employee, and we think that is a remarkable accomplishment. The Pascack Historical Society receives no regular government funding and relies on membership dues and donations to keep our boat afloat. Your donations are always appreciated and welcome.