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Nature center to host stone-working workshop

Post Date:10/29/2018 2:22 PM

HAMILTON — Families will practice the ancient art of stone-working at the Nature Programs Ancient Technologies: Making an Amulet Necklace. This hands-on workshop will be held at the Tulpehaking Nature Center on Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Led by Archaeologist and Primitive Technologist Jack Cresson, participants will use techniques similar to those practiced by the Lenape people who historically lived in this area. After cutting and breaking pieces of stone, participants will shape, drill and decorate their pendants to hang on a twisted bark cord to bring home.

This program is provided courtesy of the Archaeological Society of New Jersey and the Mercer County Park Commission. The program costs $5 per person or $20 per family. Registration and pre-payment required by Saturday, Nov. 3. Please call (609) 888-3218, email or register online.

The Tulpehaking Nature Center is located at 157 Westcott Ave. in Hamilton. It is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

The nature center provides programs and exhibits that encourage visitors to explore and discover the many cultural, historic and natural resources of the Abbott Marshlands. It is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission. For more information about the nature center, programs and schedule of events, go to

 Lenape artifacts

Visitors will practice the ancient art of stone-working Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Tulpehaking Nature Center.

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