Atlatl Journeys!

It has been a busy few weeks here at Thunderbird Atlatl! We had back to back events which kept us on the road too many days in a row but we did have a great time.

Abbe Museum – Maine
We traveled to Maine for a program at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor and had a great time introducing the atlatl during Family Fun Days at Acadia National Park. This was our fifth year in Maine and we always enjoy visiting this beautiful state.

Camp Stone
We showed the atlatl to over 250 campers and others at Camp Stone in western Pennsylvania on Wednesday, July 15. The event was Yom Mizrach HaKadum – Ancient Near East Day! The atlatl demonstrations were among several other demonstrations including a flintknapper, a harpist, archaeology digs, chariot rides (on chariots made by the camp’s Amish neighbors and driven by the those same neighbors), archery, special foods and teas. Check out the link on the event

Waterman Walk Thru Time and Pow Wow
Waterman Conservation Center once again hosted a great event in Apalachin, New York July 18 & 19. A Pow Wow was held in the boat ramp area across from Hiawatha Island and the annual Walk Thru Time event was held on the historic island.

Upcoming Atlatl Events

Here are some upcoming atlatl events from the World Atlatl Association. One of our favorite events is the Atlatl Rattle in Hancock, NY. Check it out if you are in the area (okay we’re a little prejudice because of our ties to Hancock!)

July 22-24

Echoes in Time
Willamette Mission State Park, Salem, Oregon
ISAC and novelty throw
Contact Bob Kitch at (509) 493-1971 or (541) 806-1971

July 23-25

Athens Public Library, Home Street, Athens, Ohio
OAA will provide an oral history of the atlatl on Thursday 7/23 evening. Demonstration and contests all day Friday and Saturday.
ISAC, IASAC, and Ohio Locals.
Contact Ray Strischek, for more information.

July 23-26

Atlatl Rattle at Green Flats – Hancock, New York
ISAC, IASAC, and locals. New York Atlatl Association, Inc. events (Individuals, Hunters & European).
NYAA fully insured.
Final Team Championships held on the grounds of Ray Turner’s Casa de Fumo.
For more information contact Gary Fogelman (570) 437-3698,

July 25

Prairie Festival at U.W.C. Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Contact Len Riemersma at (920) 528-7454 or

Pennsic Wars
We will be heading to the Pennsic Wars for ten days! We’ll post news soon. We are still able to handle orders from this location so please give us a call at either 800-836-4520 or the better number to contact from Wednesday, July 29 to Saturday, August 7 is our cell phone at 607-743-4379. There are three atlatl battles planned for this event!

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