Driftless Center to host demonstration on flint knapping June 9

The Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center in Lansing will be hosting Gary Eldred of The Prairie Enthusiasts for an interactive flint knapping demonstration Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Along with Eldred will be other Driftless Area residents who share a passion for flint knapping and bow making in traditional Native American styles.

Flint knapping is the art of making arrowheads, knives and other tools using chipped rock and stones in the same manner Native Americans have done for thousands of years. The demonstration will be free of charge and will be ongoing throughout the day. Visitors to the Driftless Center are encouraged to ask questions and interact with the demonstrators while they are working.

The Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center is located at 1944 Columbus Road just south of Lansing and is an interpretive center highlighting the Driftless Area of Allamakee County.  The building is open seven days a week and is free for all visitors.

For more information on this program or any program offered by the Allamakee County Conservation Board and the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center, contact 563-538-0403 or follow online by searching Allamakee County Conservation.

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