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Lacrosse Stick Demonstration with Traditional Stickmaker Alfie Jacques
June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Did you know that lacrosse is a traditional Native American game? It is most often credited to the Nations of the Iroquois, or Haudenosaunee, Confederacy, where it continues to be known as the “Creator’s Game” or “Medicine Game.” For nearly six decades, Alfie Jacques, of the Onondaga Turtle Clan, has continued the tradition of crafting wooden lacrosse sticks by steam-bending locally sourced hickory by hand. Throughout his lifetime Alfie has made over 80,000 sticks using this method and is one of few remaining stick-makers of his kind. Join Alfie for one of two presentations on the tools and techniques make his sticks, as well as a discussion on the history and cultural significance of this game.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Questions? Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected]