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April 17

Opening Day

Contact us for additional information about any of our programs:

(717) 862-3948 During Business Hours

(717) 891-4828 Off Hours

April 24, 1:00-3:00 PM

Native American Class

For Home School Students

This series of programs is being offered this year for students ages 8-12.  Students are expected to attend every Thursday April 24, May 1, 8 and 15.

Pre-registration is required

Fee:  $20.00 per student for 4 classes

EMail Joy for more information.

April 26, 1:00-3:00 PM

Earth Day at Indian Steps

It’s the Spring Egg Hunt.  There’ll be games, prizes, and the traditional egg hunt.  An educational activity about saving Mother Earth will also be included.

The event is open to kids up to age 12.

May 3, 11:00 AM

Native American Wildflower Walk

Explore the early spring perennials and and their Native American Myths.

May 24, 6:30-8:30 PM

A Snipe Hunt

What goes “bump in the night?”  Will we find the snipe?  Bring your curiosity and join us for a traditional Friday night campfire complete with marshmallows.  We might see other nocturnal creatures.

Fee:  $5.00 per person

May 31, 11:00 AM

Animal Babies

Understanding the natural world was “second nature” to Native Americans.  Discover the survival tactics of animals babies and factors affecting the rate of reproduction.

June 7, 11:00 AM

A Day in the Creek

A fun day in the creek will reveal the critters that are dependent on the creek habitat.  Get ready to get your feet wet so wear appropriate footwear.

June 14-15, 10:00-5:00 PM Each Day

18th Century Encampment

Step back in time and witness re-enactors using period technology on the grounds of Indian Steps Museum.

June 21, 10:00-4:00 PM

Living History

Step back in time to the days of John Vandersloot to celebrate the completion of the Indian Steps "cabin".   Music, games, food, tours of the building, and birthday cake at 3:00 PM.

Fee:  $5/person; $20/family

June 27, 6:30-8:30 PM

Flintnapping Demonstration

Flintnapping is creating spear points in the authentic Native American style.  Enjoy a demonstration by Bobb Kapp, Avocational Archaeologist.  The demonstration will be followed by a campfire and marshmallows.

Fee:  $5.00 per person

July 12, 11:00 AM

Native American Totem Poles

Bring the family and enjoy the history to totem poles.  Make your own and tell a story about your family.

July 13, 2:00-4:00 PM

Red Lion/Felton Band

Rest in  your own lawn chair and relax in the shade as you experience wonderful band music.  … a nostalgic day at the park.

July 19, 8:30 AM 8:00 PM

2nd Annual Flatwater Challenge

Indian Steps Stomp

… a big day at Indian Steps.  The day begins with an amateur canoe race.  The race is open to all skill levels, ages 12 and up.

At 1:00 PM the Indian Steps Stomp will host local professional musicians.  Bring your chairs and enjoy music for all tastes.

The fee for the Stomp is $10.00 per person.

July 25, 6:30-8:30, PM

Campfire Stories

In partnership with the York County Library System and the “Fizz Pop Boom” Program, prepare to be transported to the depths of your imagination around the campfire.  Ellen Helfrick, story teller and branch manager of the Collinsville Library will spin wonderful yarns.  Of course it wouldn’t be a campfire with marshmallows.

Fee:  $5.00 per person

August 2, 11:00 AM

Native American Plant Identification

We’ll stroll around the Indian Steps site and identify plants that were important to the first occupants of the land.

August 4

My Side of the Mountain, Part I

This is the “Kick Off” for the Indian Steps “Kids of All Ages.”  Join us at Collinsville Community Library to create your journal and make predictions just like Sam in My Side of the Mountain.  Try to read up to page 107.  In this joint program participants will gain free admission to the Indian Steps “Kids of All Ages” program on August 10th.

August 9

12:00 PM-8:00 PM

Blue Grass Picken’

Blue grass music is back at Indian Steps.  What could be better than music from the hills along the Susquehanna River?  There will be groups on stage as well as opportunities to jam.  Bring your chairs and stay until the back of your neck is cooled by the evening breeze.

August 10, 2:00-4:00 PM

Kids of All Ages - My Side of the Mountain, Part II

This young people’s classic by Jean Craighead George is a “must-read” for people of all ages. Experience Sam’s wilderness experience with birds of prey, wild edibles and journaling.  Learn about using natural resources and survival techniques.  The author’s literary devices will also be part of the discussion.  A relative of Frightful, Sam’s bird of prey will pay a visit Participation in Part I is not mandatory.

Fee:  $5.00 per person

August 22, 6:30-8:30 PM

Native Melodies

Bring your lawn chairs and sit around the campfire at Indian Steps Museum,.  Roger Bennett, a Cherokee and Scotch-Irish flutist will share his music and visitors will make their own modernized version of an Eastern Woodland cane flute.  Learn the basics of playing the native flute.

Advance registration is required.  Contact Joy for more information and to register.  There is a fee for this program.

August 31,11:00 AM

American Shad

This migratory species were an important food resource for Native Americans.  Participants will experience their migration route with all its hazards.

September 13, 11:00 AM

Signs of the Seasons

September 27, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM

September 28, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

31st Annual Native American Festival

Indian Steps Museum and the Susquehanna River will be the setting for a weekend of fun and spiritual fellowship.  There will be drumming, dancing and singing.  Enjoy shopping with the many vendors that will be present

Fee:  $5.00 per person; $20.00 per family

October 4, 11:00 AM

Tree ID

October 11

Museum Scout Day

Scouts participate in fun filled scout craft activities and an opportunity for scouts to earn and Indian Steps patch.  Registration required.


Annual Membership Dinner

More details to follow.



Please note that we will be closed on Easter Sunday.