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Flutemaking

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Next to the drum, the most important Native American instrument is the flute. For thousands of years, flutes have been made from a variety of materials – cane, bone, hard and soft woods - whatever was available in the area. Today, there are generally two different types of Native American flutes, the Plains flute and the Woodlands flute, each with a slightly different construction, but a subtle difference in sound.

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., flute maker, Val Kobrin, will demonstrate how an Eastern Woodland style flute is made; and display flutes constructed from a variety of natural and man-made materials from sunflower stalks to PVC pipe. Admission includes demonstration and museum tour: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and children 12-17, and children under 12 are free.