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October 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bowers Beach Maritime Museum
3357 Main St
Frederica, DE 19946
Bowers Beach Maritime Museum

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Bowers Heritage Day will help you explore all things Bowers and perhaps also learn something about your own heritage. There will be presentations about Lenape history and culture directed by Principal Chief Dennis J. Coker of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware here in Kent County. Chief Quiet Thunder will bring pelts and artifacts while describing how his ancestors lived. Archeologists bearing artifacts will explain what they do. There will be demonstrations of how to make arrow and spear points and how to throw an atlatl (spear.) You’ll see spinners, weavers, a basket maker and a woodworker all demonstrating the way life used to be.

And we have not forgotten about oysters! Capt. Thumper will give tours of his historic oyster schooner, the Maggie S. Myers. Delaware State University will have an oyster demonstration and explain oyster ecology. There will be some oysters to eat as well as other food. For the children there will also be crafts and balloon art – something for everyone.

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