Get ready to learn not just about hunting, but survival. Examine amazing hunting tools of Native Americans, prehistoric hunters, and early humans. Try your hand at spear throwing and learn about atlatls–a weapon that changed the world! Event attendees will engage in make and take workshops, see physical evidence of early hunting on artifacts from collections. Learn from experts about the making arrowheads and spear points. Don’t miss this fall fun for the whole family!
Atlatl throwing - This is the weapon that changed the world! Check out atlatl throwing demonstrations and learn how to throw an atlatl! Cave Paintings - Why did early humans draw inside caves? What did they look like? Take a peek and try your hand at cave painting. Fishing for Food - From fishing lures to nets, learn how early humans got food from our rivers and lakes. Come and see our fishing lures and how they were made.
Directions: Burpee Museum - 737 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on Business 20 6.5 miles to IL 2 north (Wyman St., first street past the Rock River); right on IL 2 five blocks to the museum complex on the right side of the one-way street (N. Main St.). From the south, I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main St.); north on IL 2 through the downtown to the museum complex. Park in the Riverfront Museum parking lot or the Burpee Museum lot. An above-ground tunnel connects Riverfront Museum Park and Burpee Museum.