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Join The Schiele Museum & discover the history of our human ancestors! Learn some of the skills that have helped them survive and grow culturally.





Cordage PrimitiveSkillsWorkshop


Cordage College 


GameCalls PrimitiveSkillsWorkshop

Game Calls

Saturday, August 20

9 AM - 5 PM

Registration Fees

$75 per Museum Member

$85 per Non-Museum Member 

From animal hides and sinew to plant fibers, natural cordage can be made from a number of readily found materials. Check out artifacts and learn about the different natural materials that have been used to make cord for thousands of years and practice your cordage and braiding skills to create your own usable cord to take home.


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Saturday, October 15

9 AM - 5 PM

Registration Fees

$75 per Museum Member

$85 per Non-Museum Member


Ever wondered how our ancestors hunted for wild game? How can a turtle shell create a turkey call? Learn from a primitive skills expert as you explore the different types of game calls that indigenous cultures from around the world have used for thousands of years and create your own usable game call.



"The courses have been challenging and their instructors are top shelf choices!

Bud Schiele would be happy with the work in these workshops!"

- A Primitive Skills Workshopper





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Please note masks covering the nose and mouth are strongly recommended when indoors and encouraged outdoors when social distancing is not possible.

The workshop will be held outdoors—please dress appropriately for the weather and your comfort. 

With questions or concerns, please contact Hannah Salemi, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..