NHS Basket Making Workshop 

Samples of woven baskets


Tule Basket Making for Kids (age 9 or older)

10:30 am – 11:30 am | $15 fee.

Traditional Basket Making Taught by long-time Basket Weaver Sue Ann Monteleone

Sue Ann Monteleone

Nevada Historical Society, 1650 N. Virginia Street, 775.688.1190.

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Kids basket making workshop ages 9 and older (10 kids maximum). Come learn the traditional art of basket making in one of our basket-making classes taught by Sue Ann Monteleone, long-time basket weaver and member of the Great Basin Basket-makers Guild. Children will learn how to weave a small basket and take their own basket home by participating in this hands-on activity. Required sign-up in advance by calling the Nevada Historical Society at 775-688-1190.

 

 

Detail of woven basket

Tule Adult Basket Making Workshop

1 pm – 4 pm | $35 per person

Traditional Basket Making with long-time Basket Weaver Sue Ann Monteleone

Nevada Historical Society, 1650 N. Virginia Street, 775.688.1190.

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Come learn the traditional art of basket making in this workshop taught by Sue Ann Monteleone, a long-time basket weaver and member of the Great Basin Basketmakers Guild. Adults (15 maximum) will learn general information about weaving styles, how materials are processed, and what materials are used for basket weaving. Next, participants will learn how to weave a basket to take home. Required sign-up in advance by calling NHS at 775-688-1190.

 

NHS Fossil Making Workshop

Trilobite and cast mold

Kid’s Fossil Casting Workshop (Ages 5 and up)

10:30 am – 11:30 am | $10 per fossil

1 pm – 2 pm | $10 per fossil

Make your own fossil casting with NHS educational docents and staff.

trilobite

Nevada Historical Society, 1650 N. Virginia Street, 775-688-1190

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

fossil mold in clay

 

Come learn about fossils and make your own fossil casting with clay and plaster-of-Paris. After the casting dries, you can decorate it and turn it into a necklace. The activity will take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Children ages 5 and up must be accompanied by an adult. Children may complete the gallery scavenger hunt while their mold is drying. $10 per fossil. Required sign-up in advance by calling NHS at 775-688-1190.

Workshop Note:
Please call 775-688-1190 to pre-register and pre-pay for your seat in the basket making and fossil making workshops. Alternatively, you may call or come in on the day of the workshop and see if there are any open seats, but there’s no guarantee and limited supplies.