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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.


Click for more information and to register.


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

July 26, 8:00 to 12:00 PM

Archaeology Field Workshop

Become an archaeologist for a day! Participants will learn how to conduct a  field survey to identify prehistoric camps, villages and towns.

Open to participants age 12 to adult, budding archaeologists will search their own grid space on the grounds of Indian Steps.  After the field class, instruction will be provided in cleaning, sorting, identifying and preservation the artifacts removed from the site.

Participants should dress appropriately and bring a  pencil, ruler and a clip board.

The fee is $25.00/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 2, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

Toast the Ghosts Dinner and Paranormal Investigation

Enjoy a dinner at Indian Steps and share your paranormal experiences.  After dinner “In the Midst of Ghosts” paranormal investigators will lead an investigation around the Indian Steps Cabin in the dark.

Bring your own camera and paranormal equipment.  You may see something you can’t explain.  Bring your courage, good shoes and a flashlight.  

Check back for more information and the menu. The fee is $25.00/person.  This event is not suitable for young children.  

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.




October

Annual Membership Dinner


More details to follow.









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Please note that we will be closed on Easter Sunday.