Saturday, July 26, 2008

Gander Mountain Community Day

The Chapter invited the public to bring in artifacts for some of our more experienced members to examine, Saturday, July 26th.  They covered the range from paleo to modern!  We would like to thank Gander Mountain for their hospitality in hosting this event in their Middletown store!

Ray examines an incised atlatl counterweight, made of soapstone, found on the shores of the Hudson River in Rockland County.

Kevin discussing some items in his collection with visitors. 52 people signed our register, so we guess that roughly 75 people stopped by between 10 am and 3 pm!  

Gary & Brian enthralled the public with their flint-knapping skills. Shown here surrounded by several eager students.

Gander Mountain graciously opened up their archery range for dart/atlat throwing demonstrations. Those that tried launching the eight foot long projectiles at the static target downrange certainly gained an appreciation for skill involved in hunting a moving target with this technology!

Packing up after a great day!

A hearty job well done to all who participated! 

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