Sept. 7, 2005
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‘POW-WOW’ FESTIVAL SET FOR SEPT.
17-18 AT SRU’S OLD STONE HOUSE
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Native-American
crafts, art, song, dance and history will be showcased during the
Old Stone House Pow-Wow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17-18.
Slippery Rock University owns and operates the Butler County
landmark at the intersection of routes 8, 173 and 528 in Brady
vendors will sell jewelry, pottery, paintings, moccasins and
traditional Native-America crafts, much of it from the American
southwest. Free tours of the Old Stone House will be offered both
days, with dancing and singing provided by the Muddy Creek
to recognize that Native-Americans continue to practice their
culture in America today,” says SRU’s Dr. David Dixon,
professor of history and Old Stone House curator.
“Because of their contributions to our nation’s
history, it’s important that we recognize their
The Old Stone
House, 12 miles north of Butler, operated as a tavern and
stagecoach stop from 1822 until the mid 1880s. SRU has administered
the site since 1983 and gained full ownership in 2000, restoring it
as a means for interpreting pioneer history.
The house is on
part of the Native-American path known as the Venango