Warwick’s first Founders’ Day event on Sat. Jun. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be dedicated to all people who lived in the Warwick area during the Revolutionary War.
The interactive living history event will take place at 21 Hathorn Rd., the historic Gen. John Hathorn property, and will include a special “Algonkian camp,” sponsored by the Albert Wisner Library. Native American cultural heritage educators Jennifer Lee and Dan Shears will be interpreters of an authentic conical wigwam camp.
Lee will also teach a bark basket workshop. Participants must preregister for the workshop at the Library. Lee is a widely-respected cultural history educator who portrays American Indian life of the 18th century as an Algonkian woman. She is of Narragansett ancestry, a traditional storyteller, and has appeared at hundreds of historic heritage events and educational institutions throughout the Northeast.
Dan Shears is an enrolled member of the Nulhegan Abenaki and is also a cultural historical educator. He has been men’s technology supervisor at Plimoth Plantation. His work has been featured at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Westfield State University, and the Grand Portage National Monument. He is proficient at beadwork and historical reproductions in wood, birch bark, quills, and traditionally tanned hides.
“The Friends of Hathorn really felt that in order to fully understand what life was like here when our nation was being born, we needed to include the experience of all the people,” said event organizer Sue Gardner.
For more information, visit https://hathornhouse.wordpress.com/founders or email firstname.lastname@example.org.