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On Thursday, January 30, the Clifton Forge Public Library will host a public presentation entitled “Indian Implements.” It will be held in the Library’s Michael Armstrong Community Room and will begin at 6:00 p.m.
The program will focus on the historic presence of Native American Indians in the greater Allegheny Highlands region and the stone tools they used in everyday life. This talk and demonstration will be presented by Michael Hayslett and Pete Davis.
Mr. Hayslett is a local lecturer, naturalist, and historian. Pete Davis is a Primitive Technologist and Stone Toolmaker from Rockbridge County.
Hayslett will begin the program with an introductory slide show on the basic history of American Indian presence in the Allegheny Highlands region. Following, Davis will present an interactive demonstration of stone tool-making and prehistoric techniques.
Several private collections of American Indian artifacts from the area will also be on display during the program.
Hayslett encourages the audience “to bring their personal artifacts from our region for hopeful identification.”
Following the program, light refreshments will be provided.