Saturdays at the Museum: The Ancient Art of Flintknapping


Flintknapping is the process of reducing large cores of raw stone in a controlled manner with special tools to produce sharp projectile points or tools. Natives of North America have produced the finest flint and jasper projectiles and blades in the world. These pre-historic artists are the inspiration for modern day flintknappers.

Now is your chance to see how this ancient and highly specialized process on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flintknapping veteran Rich Poirier will demonstrate this process of using percussion flaking techniques to make a biface or arrowhead from raw flint.

SATURDAYS AT THE MUSEUM, a series of special programs / lifeways demonstrations offered during this Fall Season that celebrates the culture and heritage of this nation’s First Peoples. Please see the "events" section of our website at for other demonstrations and programs.