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Fremont Family Funday is August 26th

Fremont Family Funday
Posted on 08/11/2017

Fremont Family Funday
Saturday, August 26th
1:00 to 3:00 pm
FREE with Museum Admission

The topic of this month's Fremont Family Funday Hands-On Workshop is "Pictographs & Petroglyphs." 

At this month’s hands-on workshop, participants can make a rock art keepsake of their 2017 Eclipse experience.  Please join us and create a pictograph of the August 21st eclipse by painting your impression of it on a rock. 


Workshop participants can first visit Fort Caspar Museum’s current exhibit on “Rock Art in Wyoming” to get inspiration.  This exhibit features both pictographs and petroglyphs found in our state.  Pictographs are pictorial symbols painted or drawn on a surface, while petroglyphs are similar symbols that are incised or carved into a surface. 


The workshop will explore early examples of both pictographs and petroglyphs, including how another astronomical event was recorded by Native Americans in Wyoming over 180 years ago.  In 1833, the Lakota people commemorated the Leonid Meteor Shower by drawing pictographs on buffalo skins.  These skins were called “winter counts” and were a way of recording important events that occurred during a year by Native Americans.


FFF is a drop-in program held between 1:00 and 3:00pm.  All supplies will be provided, and it is open to all ages.  It is free with paid museum admission, which is free for members and for children ages 12 years and under ($3 for adults and $2 for youth).  All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.