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Area residents invited to attend Silver River Knap-In and Prehistoric Arts Festival

The 10th annual Silver River Knap-In and Prehistoric Arts Festival is coming up.

The event, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday Feb. 15-16 at the Silver River Museum in Ocala, will feature artists from across the United States who demonstrate prehistoric arts such as stone tool making, pottery and ceramic arts, dugout canoe carving, bone and shell carving, bow and arrow making, traditional hide tanning and more.

Other vendors will have crafts and food for sale. There also will be ongoing museum programs, presentations by professional archaeologists, prehistoric artifact displays and tram rides through the Silver Springs State Park.

On the same weekend, the museum will open a new display hall featuring the exhibit “Dugout Canoes: Paddling Through the Americas” for the first time. The exhibit highlights Native American canoes from North and South America – with an emphasis on Florida. The exhibit was produced by the Florida Museum at the University of Florida with support from the AEC Trust, Lastinger Family Foundation, State of Florida and Visit Gainesville.

You can learn more by clicking HERE. The museum is located at 1445 NE 58th Ave. in Ocala.

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