Our guest this morning is Hollis Mickey, Director of Learning and Engagement at the Anchorage Museum, to talk about an opportunity to learn about archery in a historical context, as well as where to practice here and now in the Anchorage Bowl - coming up at the museum, Nov. 9;
Later on in December, on the 10th another intensive - all about Fire & Wood, from selecting and curing for a fireplace or wood stove to using for smoking food.
It’s all part of the museum’s Urban Homesteading 101 program. In addition to the two highlighted events, Urban Homesteading 101 will have more workshops in January 2018 for multiple weeks on Tuesdays.
The event announcement for the Nov. 9 session on Bows, Arrows and an Intro to Archery:
5:30 to 7:30 Thursday, Nov. 9
Explore the history and context of bows and arrows in Alaska through objects in the Anchorage Museum collection. Learn about contemporary archery practice with community partner The Cook Inlet Archers. $20, members receive a 10 percent discount; register online.
The Event announcement for the Fire and Wood Intensive December 9th:
URBAN HOMESTEADING 101 INTENSIVE: FIRE AND WOOD
1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
Learn traditional skills, along with their history and modern contexts. As the days get shorter and colder, learn how to get cozy (safely) through this in-depth exploration of fire and wood. Learn about wood as a resource in Alaska through objects in the museum's collection. Led by partners through the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, delve into the process of preparing for winter by learning about the wood selection and curing for your home fireplace as well as tools for chopping just the right log. Finally, get a taste of the flavor of wood with an introduction to smoking with Stacie Miller, executive chef at McCarthy Lodge in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Miller will lead participants through an understanding of wood choice and flavoring, and share a few secrets to imparting uniquely Alaska flavors. $50, members receive a 10 percent discount.