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Before the Bow and Arrow: An Atlatl Workshop


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Did you know that before the bow and arrow many Native Americans used atlatls to hunt? Such dart throwers enabled hunters to throw the dart faster and farther than by hand alone. Under the guidance of atlatl expert Gary Nolf, you will learn about its history and the different designs of this ancient weapon before making your own atlatl and dart. Then, you’ll test your skill and craftsmanship in a just-for-fun competition.
Space is limited - Reservations Required. Call (860)868-0518 or email general@iaismuseum.org to reserve your spot. Note: Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Price: $15 Adults;
$13 Seniors;
$11 Children;
$5 IAIS Members