The Springfield Museums will celebrate fall with a Native American Pow Wow on Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Quadrangle grounds. The event is a traditional Native American harvest celebration with native food, crafts, demonstrations and over 25 singers, drummers and dancers. The Pow Wow is part of the Museums' Weekend Family Fun series and is sponsored by TD Banknorth.
The event will take place rain or shine. If it rains, performances will be held in the Museum of Fine Arts. Performances on the Quadrangle Green ($3 fee to attend the performances): Display, sale and demonstration of crafts by Native American artisans and vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Traditional drumming, singing and dancing, including a veterans' dance and a flag dance led by the Quabbin Lake Singers, noon-2 p.m. Live salmon display by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, noon-4 p.m. Native American folktales by a traditional storyteller, 2-2:30 p.m. Social dances with an Iroquois water drummer, 2:30-3 p.m. Intertribal drumming and dancing, 3-4 p.m. Activities in the Science Museum (free with the price of museum admission): Make a clay pot and other Native American crafts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour Native American Hall, noon-4 p.m.