Native American Exhibit in Hammond

 

Tangi Tourism is hosting a Native American Exhibit from July 6 – 17 at the Tangipahoa Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau, 13143 Wardline Road, Hammond, LA 70401.

On Tuesdays & Thursdays while the exhibit is open,  children will enjoy  hands-on activities, games, and storytelling by Instructor Tom “Strong Buffalo” Varnado. Native American artifacts, including a life size teepee, pottery, baskets, skins, tools, and weapons will be on display. Daycares and groups are also invited to attend –  please call the Tourism Bureau at (985) 542-7520 to schedule an appointment.

The presentations will take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays July 7, 9, 14 and 16. The first session will be at 10 am, followed by a second session at 11 am.  The event is free for attendees and sponsored by the Tangi Tourism and Visitors Bureau.

According to an The Advocate article about the exhibit, Instructor Varnado has been visiting schools, libraries and other venues since 1988. Amite Today featured a profile on the educator, stating: “ Having roots in both the Choctaw and Cherokee Tribes has enabled Tom Varnado to educate the general public on the ways, customs, culture, and life styles of Native Americans. From organizing cultural events and powwows, and appearances on local television shows, to the construction of Pioneer Town and Indian Village, Tom Varnado pours his heart and soul into preserving the Native American ways of life.”

You don’t want to miss this awesome experience! Share this one with your friends and family to spread the word.

For more information or to make group reservations, contact the Tangipahoa Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau. Phone: (985) 542-7520 or www.tangi-cvb.org.

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Photos courtesy of Tangi Tourism Facebook page

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