2017 Events Calendar

Contact us for additional information about any of our events:

(717) 862-3948 During Business Hours
(610) 999-4957 Off Hours

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Open for the Season!
Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Thursday, April 20th will be the first day of our 2017 season.

Contact us at info@IndianSteps.org to find out more information and schedule your group tours and events!

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Join Our Volunteer Team!
April 30th, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Native American history? Do you love sharing the past with others? Have you ever wanted to work in a Museum and see what goes on "behind the exhibits?"

If so, join us for a volunteer training session, and have the opportunity to become a part of the Indian Steps story!

1:00 pm - Meet in the Kiva Room for a free volunteer and docent training. No previous museum or docent experience is necessary.

Debbie Saylor, Curator, will be presenting an overview of the docent and tour guide program. Anyone wishing to join the team (or wanting to learn more about volunteering here) is encouraged to attend and learn about local archaeology, history, Native American artifacts and cultures so you can in turn share your knowledge with others.

We are seeking to add to our team of volunteers helping as tour guides/docents, information desk & gift shop assistants, school group & private tours, and special events.

Volunteer as often as makes sense for you. Even if you're unsure about volunteering, this will be a great session to gain free knowledge and a better understanding of what our wonderful volunteers do. See how you can join our team of wonderful volunteers who help make Indian Steps a magical experience.

Contact Georganne Scott, Museum Manager, at 610-999-4957 or see our flyer for more information.

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Mother’s Day
May 14th, 2017

Bring Mom out to enjoy a beautiful spring day at Indian Steps.

We will be serving muffins and mimosas (virgin of course ;) )* in the kiva to honor those special ladies!

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Afternoon with Animals
Sunday, June 4th, 2017

1pm - Tracie Young from Raven Ridge Wildlife Center will be here with several of her wild animal co-presenters. Get up close and personal with these amazing creatures and discover how important they are to our ecosystem as well as to the Native peoples that once lived here.

2pm - Dennis Hertzog from the Susquehanna Beekeepers Association will present a fascinating glimpse into the life of the all-important honeybee. If you've ever thought about starting a colony for fun or profit, this is the place to BEE!

12 - 3pm - The Kilby Cream MooMobile will be here. Enjoy a free scoop of Cecil County's finest homemade ice cream.

$7 admission at the gate includes Museum access

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York County Made in America Tour
June 15th – 17th, 2017

York County, PA is a treasure trove of history, unique museums, and factory tours. Indian Steps is a not-to-be missed stop on a fun day’s journey into the county’s heritage.

June 17, 1:00 pm - Mike Dixon, noted local historian, will be here to present a lively and informative talk about the canals of the lower Susquehanna River (one of which, runs right though the Indian Steps property).

Canals were once visionary undertakings, providing more efficient transportation of goods and people. Examine the history of these waterways on the lower Susquehanna River with an insight into their function and impact on the landscape and neighboring communities as well as their final demise.

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Father’s Day
June 18th, 2017

11 am – 1 pm – Bring Dad out for a hot dog grilled up old-style in the Indian Steps outdoor kitchen!*

1 pm Kayak tour - Take Dad on an Indian Step’s adventure!

Paddle Lake Aldred on the Susquehanna with Mark Sargable, experienced river man and tour guide. You’ll experience all the natural beauty of the river and islands, birds, and wildlife, as well as some interesting bits of history in a leisurely 3-4 hour excursion.

Basic lesson for first time paddlers and all equipment provided. $50 per person.
Please sign up early as tour is limited to 20, ages 13 and up. Contact Georganne at (610)999-4957 to register!


*while supplies last

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Dog Days of Summer
July 15th, 2017

Bring your dog to the Museum for a day of fun!*

VENDORS! HIKING! TREATS! Free event from 12pm - 4pm.

*Dogs are welcome on the trails and Museum grounds. Does not include admission to the museum.

Contact Susan for more information!

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34th Annual Native American Festival
Saturday, September 9th, 2017 and Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Dancing, Music, Food, and Festivities!

Dennis Zotigh of the Zotigh Singers will MC!
Featuring music by the award-winning group Spirit Wing and drumming by Black Horse Butte!

Visit our Facebook event page or contact Erica to find out more information!