Summer Special Event

  • 11:00 AM
  • 165 Merwin Village Rd, Ariel, WA
  • (360) 225-9522

Buttons, Blankets & The Trade

July 23, 2022 11am-3pm

Register Here

Come explore the evolution of Northwest Coast ceremonial robes during the fur trade.  We will trace the design elements from Ravenstail to the Button Blankets. Learn the significance and importance of button blankets and hereditary crests. Watch a demonstration of button blanket making.

Learn about trapping and the fur trade from interpreters at our fur trade camp in our new outdoor education area, then bring your “pelts” to our fur trade store to trade with interpreters for “button blanket trade goods”.

Visitors will then have the opportunity to make their own miniature button blankets from felt and sequins.  Special exhibits of button blankets and aprons from the Lelooska Foundation Permanent Collection and private collections.

Please register for your arrival time so we can ensure we have materials for you!

This event is made possible with the generous support of Mark & Midori Hanus, Fibre Federal Credit Union, Port of Woodland, Paramount Sewing & Vacuum, and Cowlitz County Tourism.