Shawnee State University is hosting a Native American Cultural Festival Nov. 21-22.
To celebrate Native American Heritage Month Shawnee State University is hosting a Native American Cultural Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 pm. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22 in the Sodexo Ballroom located on the second floor of the University Center.
The Native American exhibit is designed to educate area school children and the general public about the Native American cultures that lived in this area. Exhibitors from throughout southern Ohio will display thousands of Native American artifacts representing time periods starting as far back as 15,000 years ago to the present, including items found around the Shawnee Lower town area.
Those in attendance are also invited to bring items they may have found through the years for exhibitors to identify.
The event will also feature Native American dancers from Chillicothe, Ohio, story tellers, beadwork demonstrations, and drummers. A local group, The Kindred River Society will have primitive weapons demonstrations, flint knapping, and much more.
Steve Free will play a variety of Native American songs throughout both days. He will be joined by Randall McGinnis from Knoxville, Tennessee who will be playing his Native American flute on Friday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. in the lower level lobby of the University Center.
All events of The Native American Cultural Festival are free to the public. For further information contact Justin McMillan in Shawnee State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs at 740-351-3553.