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Top Attractions: Native American Art And History

Posted by: NJ Kids Team - October 29, 2015

THINGS TO DO THIS THANKSGIVING SEASON 

From the first Thanksgiving to the present day, Native America culture has been an integral part of both New Jersey and American history. Spend an afternoon, exploring and learning.

WATERLOO VILLAGE 
Restored village illustrating history from a 400-year old Lenape (Delaware) Indian village to a bustling port along the once prosperous Morris Canal. 525 Village of Waterloo, Stanhope, (973) 347-0900

MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM 
Large Native American collection with more than 4,000 objects; highlights the seven major culture areas in the United States--the Northwest Coast, California, the Southwest, the Plains, the Woodlands, Southeast, & the Arctic.  3 Mountain Ave, Montclair (973) 746-5555

TRAILSIDE NATURE AND SCIENCE CENTER DISCOVER
How Lenape Indians lived by experiencing a life-sized, walk-in wigwam. 452 New Providence Rd, Mountainside 908-789-3670

NJ STATE MUSEUM
Exhibits & programs exploring the history and people of NJ & the Northeast from the 17th Century - today.  Planetarium Shows, hands on science, interactive programs.  205 NJ-29, Trenton, NJ.  609.292.6347.

HUBER WOODS ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
Play Native American instruments while viewing and listening to recordings of American Indian musicians and dancers. Try basket weaving, archeology, the revolving maize game and many other Lenape activities. 25 Brown’s Dock Road, Locust

LENAPE FAMILY DAY AT MORRIS MUSEUM
Nov 14, 11-4 pm Learn about the culture of the Lenape Indians.  Learn about Lenape masks, clothing, musical instruments, and
tools. Design your own satchel, Indian corn weaving, a selfguided scavenger hunt, and interactive storytelling of Native American legends. Thru Dec 31, Celebrate Native American Hertiage Month.  6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown

AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MUSEUM 
Guided tours offer detailed and fascinating explanations of American Indian history, culture and traditions. Rancocas (609) 261-4747

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