BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD WEEKEND HOURS AND FEES
The park grounds are open daily from 7 a.m. until sunset except during special programs. Parking is in the visitor center lot on Hendricks Road. The farm is a short walk along the trail through the orchard.
Weekends in the spring and summer -- Through August 30, 2009
The park grounds are open but historical buildings remain closed until September. During special programs historical buildings may be open. Free weekends unless otherwise noted for a special program.
Weekends in the fall -- September 5 - October 31, 2009
The Visitor Center and the Corn Maze are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and historic buildings are open from noon until 5 p.m. Admission is charged Sat- urdays and Sundays. Regular Buckley admission of $2 per person or $1 for children age 12 and younger or seniors 60 and older apply. Tickets are required for the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and special event fees are charged for the Fall Festival on October 3 & 4..
Check special event weekends for exceptions to these times.
Woodland Indian Camp
“I went to the village, where I bought a little Indian corn and a piece of venison; and then Godefroi and I rode on till it was dark, in hopes of reaching Detroit the next day; and finding wate , made a fire near it, and passed the night there, having left our fellow-travelers to sleep with the (Potawatamis)” Journal of Captain Thomas Morris, 1764
Woodland Lifeways: There are hundreds of skills to learn to be
able to live in the Woodland camp; come by anytime on this weekend and you’re sure to see several of these daily activities going on – weaving, weapon making,
pottery firing, cooking, gardening, etc. - there’s always something to do in the camp.
And remember to join us in the fall on October 3-4 during the Buckley Home- stead Fall Festival and again October 24-25 to see the villagers preparing for winter.
Captain Morris would have done well had he visited the Woodland Camp at the Buckley Homestead; corn and venison are plentiful, and a warm fire always greets travelers at the 18th century Native village. Visitors will always find many aspects of daily life being interpreted on those weekends that the vil- lage is occupied, but additional themes will be emphasized on certain dates:
To read more about the life in and around the camp presented through jour- nal articles go to www.lakecountyparks.com and click on the Woodland Indian Camp link on the home page.
May 23-24 Arts of the Woodlands: Spring has arrived; at last the village arti- sans are able to come out of their lodges and practice their craft in the warm sunshine. Visit with them as they work on a few of their practical arts, which may include quillwork, weaving, pottery, hide painting, making music, weapons, tools etc.; it’s an ever-changing activity.
June 6-7 A Day in the Village: Everyone has chores to do; so do our friends in the Woodland camp. Still, there is always time to stop and talk with visitors. Come by and learn what happens daily in an eighteenth centu- ry village; wigiwams, moccasins and weapons need repair, food needs to be prepared, and the garden always needs tending. A villager’s work is never done.
June 13-14 Children’s Woodland Indian Weekend: Join us for this very spe- cial weekend of hands on activities geared for children in our living history vil- lage. Learn the many different ways the people started their cook fires. Test your skills with a flint & steel and watch a hunter practice his archery skills. See the complete schedule
Arts of the Woodlands:
Join us for a mid-summer day when the camp artisans practice their arts. Visit with them as they work on a few of their practical arts, which may include quillwork, weaving, pottery, hide painting, making music, weapons, tools etc.; it’s an ever-changing activity.
Music of the Woodlands: Come by to learn something of the
music of the Woodland people. You may see a drum being built, or a flute being
carved, or hear some traditional songs. Whatever happens to be going on, it’s likely you’ll learn something new.
CHILDREN’S WOODLAND INDIAN WEEKEND June 13 and 14
oin us for this very special weekend of hands on activities geared for children in our living history village. Learn the many different ways the people started their cook fires. Test your skills with a flint & steel and watch a hunter practice his archery skills. J
Compete in traditional games of skill such as two ball and foot races. Scrape a deer hide and identify the many animal furs found in our village. See the painted elk robes, and discover how natural paints are made. Learn of the many gifts the animals gave the people. Find out what the role children played in a village garden. and make a doll from the leaves of our corn plants. Hear the sound of a woodland flute, feel the pounding of the drums. Pick up a rattle and join us in a song. Learn what is behind the music and how the instruments are made. The village will be open for all visitors to experience during program hours.
Schedule for both Saturday and Sunday:
11 a.m. 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m.
Fire Methods and Cooking Skills Archery Demonstration Woodland Games & Gardening Animals & Painted Hides Music of the Woodlands
Weweni wijii’idig. Go with each other respectfully.
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