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 Flint Knapping: The Art of Making Stone Tools

Sunday, August 17th, 1 to 4 PM

Have you ever marveled at the craftsmanship of stone points made by Native Americans or thought I’d like to learn how to do that? This workshop is designed to give a beginner the tools, knowledge and materials they need to make their own arrowheads and other stone tools. 

The workshop will review local history of stone tools, equipment and materials, safety, and techniques. Then after a demonstration, we’ll have hands-on-practice. Each participant will receive a copy of The Art of Making Stone Tools, antler and dogwood billets, copper-tipped pressure flaker, leather knee pad, and two pounds of Arkansas novaculite, an $85 value. 

The workshop fee is $75 and includes an SCA annual membership. Chips and points are extremely sharp and participants must sign a waiver and have long leg pants and close toed shoes. Safety glasses, leather gloves, and band aides (you will get cut) will be provided.

Ages: 15 and up with an adult, $75 fee that includes and a year SCA membership, pre-registration and waiver required, meet at Locktender’s House. This workshop will be limited to twelve people and early registration is recommended. E-MAIL: programs@schuylkillcanal.com

Fundraiser Sponsored by "Take It Outdoors" for the SCA 

Kayak and Canoe Loop

Aug 27th 6:00

Many of us enjoy the unique paddling experience we find in Phoenixville/Mont Clare, PA. We are fortunate to have a unique & historic place to paddle with the canal and the only remaining lock on the Schuylkill River. What many of us don’t see is all the hard work done on a 100% volunteer basis to keep the canal operating.

Lock 60 has an amazing crew of volunteers who selflessly donate their time, equipment and money in order to help keep the canal functioning. This year alone they have spent thousands of dollars in man hours and equipment clearing trees out of the canal so we are able to navigate it’s waters. Now there are 2 more large trees across the canal that need removed.

In an effort to support their cause, and say thank you, we are going to have a fund raising paddle. All of the money collected will go directly to the Schuylkill Canal Association.

$20 Minimum Donation if you have your own kayak

$40 Minimum donation if you need to rent a kayak

For participating everyone will receive (1) Free Sly Fox Beer (must be 21 years old) and (1) Voucher for a free beer (must be 21 years old) for your next visit to Sly Fox in Phoenixville or Pottstown location.

Extra incentive – If we raise $1000.00 I will paddle the 5 mile loop on a SUP Board in a dress.

Come out and show your appreciation to all the volunteers who work so hard to give us countless paddles and memories.

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