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At-Home Anthro LIVE

Step-by-Step: The Meaning and Making of Moccasins

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 |
1:00PM - 1:45PM ET

This is a virtual event.
A pair of colorfully beaded moccasins with tassels at the heel.


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Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators. Every Tuesday, join these 30-minute sessions—perfect for kids in elementary to middle school—to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, and anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects you can try at home!

Artifacts tell many stories about the people who made, owned, or used them. Personal items, like shoes, travel with a person as they journey through life. Just think how your shoes tell a story of where you have been and where you are going!

Learn about the history of sewn footwear through a careful study of moccasins. Look closely at several pairs to see if you can identify the materials used and discover more about how they are made. Gain a deeper understanding of their history and connection to many Native American nations by creating your own unique footwear design alongside a Museum educator.

Recommended Materials: Paper and pencils, crayons, or markers.

Free to Registered Guests