Contact us for additional information about any of our programs:

(717) 862-3948 During Business Hours

(717) 891-4828 Off Hours

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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 23, 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

Children under 12 are free.

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

Flint Napping Demonstration

Flint Napping 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 24, July 31,

August 7, August 14

1:00-3:00 PM Each Day

Summer Camp

Susquehannock History and Archeology for ages 8-12 years of age.

Contact Joy for more information.

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 without 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. The presenter will be Jan Klinedinst of Down to Earth Archaeology.

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 investigator Jan Klinedinst 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.  Include your courage, good shoes and a flashlight.  


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.

Admission is Free!

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 Drumming

Learn step by step, how to make a real drum.  Participants will make their own drum and gather around the campfire.  Marshmallows and beverage included.

Advance registration is required.  Contact Joy for more information and to register.  


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 20, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM

September 21, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

31st Annual Native American Festival

(Previously, the dates were listed one week later, but unavoidable circumstances made it necessary to hold the event on the above dates.)

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

Click if you are interested in being a vendor at the festival.

October 4, 11:00 AM

Tree ID

October 11

Museum Scout Day

For Boy and Girl Scouts:

  • Susquehannock Indian History
  • Native Hunting and Fishing Skills
  • Tour of Indian Steps Museum
  • Make and Take Mocasins


Pre-register by phone (717) 862-3948 or mail.

eMail Joy for more information.

Girl Scouts - Register 8:30 AM

Program Time: 8:45-12:30

Level:  Juniors and Cadet

Boy Scouts - Register at 1:00 PM

Program Time: 1:15-5:00

For Scouts working toward Indian Lore Merit Badge or First Class Rank

October 17,

9:00 AM-3:30 PM

Project Wild

Project WILD is one of the most widely used conservation and environmental education programs among educators and instructors of youth ages 5 through 18.  The program teaches the fundamentals of wildlife, ecological values and develops critical thinking for participants as responsible citizens of our planet.  The unique teaching strategies of Project WILD aid the educator in day to day teaching while addressing the state standards.

$15/person.  The program includes lunch.

October 26, 5:00-7:00 PM

Membership and Volunteer Reception

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages at Indian Steps Museum.

5:15 - Annual Meeting

5:30 - Presentation on the Museum History

Members should RSVP Sue by eMail by October 17th



This is the previous season’s calendar.  Check back early next year to see our new schedule.


Maryland Crab Soup

Fish Fry

Broasted Chicken

Macaroni Salad

Potato Salad

Watermelon and lopes


Iced Tea / Lemonade


“Guitar Dave” Huber

Family Vacation

The Wild Hymns

Red Eye


Local Corn

Sponsored by “The Guitar Spot

Each scout will participate in all four exciting programs and receive a patch at the awards gathering at the fire ring  Individual scouts and scout troops are welcome.

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