Museum, Sierra Club planning outdoor events

Museum, Sierra Club planning outdoor events Living River Group of the Sierra Club and the W. H. Over Museum invite you to the following outdoor events. There is no charge to participate.


* Sunday, May 30 � Log house and prairie walk (Norma and Jerry Wilson), 3 p.m. Meet at 1869 Severson log house on 30998 Bluff Road.

Interpretive tour of the oldest home in Clay County followed by a hike through virgin

forest and prairie. End with prairie restoration projects and refreshments at Wilson home.


* Sunday, June 13 � Family Fun at Cotton Park (Jess McGinnis), 2 p.m. � Cotton Park.

Bring the kids out for an environmental adventure at Cotton Park. We will play games, enjoy an interpretive tour of the prairie restoration project, and embark on an eco-scavenger hunt. Learn about your local ecosystem in this exciting afternoon of interactive family fun. Free nature journals will be given to the first 50 children to sign up and participants of all ages will be eligible to win a cool Sierra Club cap.


* Saturday, June 19 � Prairie Flowers and Grasses (Ted Van Bruggen), 9:30 to 11 a.m. � Vermillion Prairie, 15 miles west of Vermillion on the Bluff Road. Go north on Highway 19 and turn west on Bluff Road. Travel west on Bluff Road, you will see a big sign "Vermillion Prairie" (about one mile beyond the road to Wakonda).

See a true, high-grass prairie that has flourished for 30 years in a glacial, big boulder setting. You will see all the different prairie grasses and flowers then in bloom.

Co-Sponsored with W. H. Over Museum Education Committee Chair Karen Mahood and Dean Spader Living Rivers 624-6831 or dspader@usd.edu. For more information call W. H. Over Museum, 677-5228 or whover@usd.edu. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays.

Saturday, June 5, 1 to 3 p.m. Beadwork Class "Loomwork" with Winona Begay making barrettes. Bring your own loom if you have one.

The Beadwork Class will met the first Saturday of each month, 1 to 3 p.m. at the W. H. Over Musuem.

Appearing in Sletwold Hall at the W. H. Over Museum in Vermillion through July � "Northern Plains Native American Costumes from Mid 19th to Early 20th Century."

The exhibit of Native American art, clothing and related objects is from the W. H. Over Museum collection and the Museum Gift Shop (marked GS).

Through the artists' paintings, drawings and the artifacts given to the museum or purchased by us, we wish to demonstrate the lovely variety of designs and basic materials which are and have been used to celebrate their days of joy and happiness.

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