The Legendary Lenape program is a summer 2023 series of educational gatherings for children, families, and people of all ages taking place at locations around Chester County (3 of which in West Chester) on Saturdays or Sundays from June 24 to August 13, at varying times.
Registration cost per session: $10 per person or $15 for a family of 4.
The West Chester sessions include:
Turtle Song Session: Join us on June 24 at West Chester Friends Meeting House from 10am to 12pm to hear Chris Applegate from Allentown’s Museum of Indian Culture. We will learn how the Lenape and other woodland tribes lived where we now call home, Chester County. We will look at a display of Lenape tools, clothing and other furs, weapons, and a cradleboard. West Chester Friends Meeting House: 425 N High Street, West Chester, PA 19380.
Drumming Bear Session: Join us at the Melton Center on August 6 from 4pm-6pm to learn how the Lenape grew their crops using the three sisters. We will also learn the basics of drumming and cooking food, like corn on the cob, clambake style. Melton Center: 501 E Miner St, West Chester, PA 19382.
Feast of the Lenape: On August 13 from 4pm-6pm, come back to the Melton Center to celebrate the end of our sessions with a banquet of traditional Native dishes (including dessert!). The recipes were pulled from the Mitsitam cookbook produced by the Smithsonian’s American Indian Museum and prepared by local chefs. Melton Center: 501 E Miner St, West Chester, PA 19382.
Click here for the full schedule and sign-up forms!