Have you ever heard of an atlatl?

See ancient weapon used at museum community picnic Thursday

In celebration of a special summer archeology traveling exhibit during the months of June, July and August, The History Museum of Hood River County invites the public to a community picnic and primitive native weapon demonstration on the east museum lawn on June 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Bring your picnic supper and enjoy learning about how early Native Americans used an atlatl — a spear-propelling weapon that predated the bow and arrow.

The museum also hosts the following summer programs and activities:

Walking tour

The History Museum will offer a walking tour of downtown Hood River on Saturday, June 29. Knowledgeable museum staff will help participants explore the architecture, history and cultural importance of many of the city’s well-preserved buildings.

The tour will begin and end at Overlook Park on State Street and lasts about an hour. There is a $5 suggested donation.

For more information contact Carly Squyres at 541-386-6772 or thmvolunteer@hrecn.net.

History through Yoga

On July from 9-10 a.m. at the museum, Angela Logan of Root Down Yoga will teach children different yoga postures that tell the story of HR County. Free admission for current members; $5 for nonmembers. Children need to bring their own mats.

For more info contact Carly Squyres at thmvolunteer@hrecn.net or 541-386-6772.

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