We are back from the Pennsic Wars and are happy to report we had two great battles with epic strategies!
We will be at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor on Friday and Saturday this week. Here’s the information from the Abbe’s Website:
Fantastic Fridays – Atlatl Throwing Demonstration and Contest
Time: 1-3 PM
Location: Sieur de Monts Spring – Acadia National Park
Description: Let Bob and Cheryll Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl show you how to throw an atlatl (a spear using a launching stick). An atlatl can fly farther than a javelin…if you know what you are doing! Fun for all ages
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Atlatl Spear & Darts Workshop
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Think you have a good aim? Come to the Abbe Museum and test your skills, and leave with your own atlatl and darts! In this workshop, participants will make an atlatl, a spear that pre-dates the bow and arrow. The atlatl was used to extend the length of the throwers arm, providing greater distance and force to those who know how to use it. Participants will also make three darts and learn throwing techniques for this unique tool. All ages are welcome, and the atlatl and darts are easy to transport home on any flight or car ride! Thunderbird Atlatl will be happy to mail your set home for you if you want to avoid transporting it yourself.
Cost: $45 for members, $55 for non-members
To register for the workshop, contact Raney Bench at the Abbe Museum at 207/ 288.3519 or write ABBE MUSEUM, PO BOX 286, BAR HARBOR, MAINE 04609 Their email address is:
August is a busy month for us and we will return from Maine, unpack, pack up again and head to the Stonetool Technology Show at Letchworth State Park on the Mt. Morris, NY side. If you are in the area, this is a show you shouldn’t miss. There will be flintknappers, crafters, reenactors and, of course, atlatlists, from around the country. You can camp on site for only a few dollars per night. For further information, you can call us at 1-800-836-4520.
From Wednesday through Sunday, the best way to reach us is through our cell phone: 607-743-4379. Leave a message and we will get back to you. Or leave a message at our 800 number, 1-800-836-4520 and we will try to pick up those messages each evening.
We will also be checking our email as we travel.