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Discovery Day at Big Bone Lick gives insight into Ice Age, pioneer life, Native American culture June 27

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site will host a “Discovery Day” to showcase a wide variety of historic artifacts and exhibits on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(Photo from website)

(Photo from website)

The event will include Ice Age bones and stones, pioneer life and Native American culture. Exhibits and demonstrations planned include Pleistocene bones and Indian artifacts, honeybee hive life, spinning bison fur into yarn, native plant uses, and live birds of prey.

Guests will be able to have the hands-on experience of sitting at the potter’s wheel and receive instructions for making a pot. In addition, the park’s interpretive staff will offer crafts and the opportunity to try your hand at using an atlatl in a prehistoric weapon demonstration.

The event is free. It will take place on the grounds of the Museum and Visitor Center, weather permitting. In case of rain or very hot weather, it will be held at the Mastodon Shelter located on the road to the Visitor Center. Bring your family and friends and spend the day discovering the many wonders of Big Bone Lick.

For more information about the park’s facilities, programs, or special events, click here or call (859) 384-3522.

Big Bone Lick is a virtual Ice Age showcase and is regarded the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology. In addition to the new exhibits featured in the Museum and Visitor Center, the park is also home to a campground; hiking and nature study trails, annual special events including the long-running Salt Festival, now in its 30th year, as well as seasonal recreational activities and interpreter-led programs. The park is located near Union, in northern Kentucky. Take Exit 171 off Interstate 75 and follow signs along Highway 338, approximately 7 miles to the park.

From the Kentucky State Park System

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