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At the top of Wisconsin,
on the shores of Lake Superior
29270 County Highway G
Ashland, WI 54806


Opening Reception of Ancestral Women: Wisconsin’s 12 Tribes

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 06:00 PM

The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibit, Ancestral Women: Wisconsin’s 12 Tribes. This exhibit featuring hand-woven portraits by Mary Burns will be on display June 7 through October 1, 2017.

The Ancestral Women opening reception will be held on Tuesday, June 20 from 6 – 9 pm. Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments, sponsored by the Wisconsin Historical
Society, will be served beginning at 6:00 pm. followed by the evening festivities at 7 pm. An Opening Drum Song will precede presentations by Tinker Shuman, Lac du Flambeau tribal elder, and Mary Burns, Artist/Weaver. A Closing
Drum Song will conclude the evening celebration.

Through hand-woven jacquard weavings, the Ancestral Women Exhibit honors and
celebrates elder women, one from each of the 12 Native American tribes in
Wisconsin. These are women who have held families and communities together, and
who kept traditions, cultures, and languages alive. They were (or are today)
the glue in the fabric of their communities.

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