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Wild Rice Push Pole & Knocking Stick Workshop

March 28, 2023 - March 30, 2023


Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, daily
Program Fee: $50/pair of knocking sticks & push pole
Location: Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum in Spooner, WI
Instructor: Gary Dunsmoor
Registration required by March 27; Limit: 8 individuals or couples (If you sign up as a couple, you only need to register and pay for one of the two people).

Interested in making your own tools for wild ricing? The Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum & Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary are teaming up to host a Wild Rice Push Pole & Knocking Stick Workshop on March 28th-30th from 6:00-9:00pm. In this three-evening class, you will make a tamarack and maple push pole and a set of white cedar knocking sticks to use for wild ricing using traditional hand tools and techniques. Tools and materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own hand tools (such as: a draw knife, wood plane, and wood rasp) and personal protective equipment (safety glasses and gloves). You may work individually or bring a partner for the same price.

Ways to Register for a Program:

  • Select the BROWSE & REGISTER to register online. For guidance, please read the step-to-step guide on “How to Sign Up for a Program or Event” via Perfect Mind.
  • Call 715-635-6543 & pay via credit card over the phone (Mon-Fri, 9:00am-4:00pm).
  • Visit our office. Note: Check and cash are also accepted when registering in-person.
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March 28, 2023
March 30, 2023
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Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum
312 N Front St
Spooner, WI 54801 United States
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