It’s off to Vermont this weekend, September 12, 13 & 14 for the thirteenth annual atlatl program at the Chimney Point Historic Site in Addison, Vermont.
Friday, the program starts off with an Atlatl Making Workshop. Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl will lead the workshop from noon to 5 p.m. The afternoon includes making your own atlatl, making and fletching three field darts, and coaching from Berg on the use of your new equipment. Berg also will demonstrate modern construction techniques, flint-knapping, hafting stone points, and cordage making from natural materials. This is Bob’s thirteenth year at Chimney Point. Bob was featured in Vermont Public Television’s program, Outdoor Journal, this March. The $65 fee covers all materials, instruction, and admission. Pre-registration is required. For a form or to ask questions, call 802-759-2412. The registration form is also found at: www.historicvermont.org/chimneypoint.
The workshop is the first day of the three day Thirteenth Northeast Annual Open Atlatl Championship—September 12 to 14, a highlight of September’s Vermont Archaeology Month, and also is part of the annual Festival of Nations with the neighboring Crown Point, NY, State Historic Site. Contests will be held September 13 & 14.
The museum, housed in a historic tavern, is located at the foot of the Champlain Bridge in Addison, Vermont, at the junction of VT Routes 17 and 125. For more information, call 802-759-2412.