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Native American Cultural Weekend 2023

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Experience the Native American traditions and cultures connected to the Cuyahoga Valley, past, present, and future! 

Hale Farm and Village is excited to welcome guests to our 2nd annual Native American Cultural weekend! For thousands of years, the Cuyahoga Valley has been home to diverse indigenous peoples. This weekend of programs will highlight the rich histories and cultures of Native peoples from our region and the state of Ohio, both past and present. Join cultural educators from Native nations connected to the Cuyahoga Valley for engaging and informative stories, presentations, and demonstrations and learn more about the history and archaeology of the Cuyahoga Valley.


  • Ongoing demonstrations with Native American Cultural Educators from federally-recognized tribal nations historically connected to the Cuyahoga Valley. 
  • Timed talks discussing the area’s Indigenous history, past and present Native American cultural practices, and a panel discussion featuring all of our Cultural Educators for the weekend!
  • Naturalist tours of the Hale Farm Sugar Bush, leaving on the hour from our Log Cabin site between 11am-3pm.
  • Log Cabin Site featuring Hearth and campfire cooking demonstrations highlighting the Three Sisters and native area resources. 
  • Hale House open with ongoing natural dye demonstrations and interactive fiber tables!
  • Hale Farm & Village grounds open for guests to explore.


10:30am-11:30am | Dr. Phil Wanyerka, “The Native Peoples of the Crooked River: A Chronological Look at the Prehistoric Occupation of the Cuyahoga Valley”

12:00pm-1:00pm | Talon Silverhorn, “Blades and Lamp Black: Tattooing Traditions of the Eastern Woodlands”

1:30pm-3pm | Panel Discussion, “Telling the Stories: Native Peoples, Living History, and the Past in the Present” 


Please Note: Our focus for the weekend is on our Native American Cultural Presenters. For this reason we will not offer our typical trade-artisan demonstrations during the weekend and our 1840’s Village will be an explore-on-your-own option! 


April 15
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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