• Join Us For Ohlone Day 2015 on October 10th

    By Jenise Henrikson, September 18, 2015

    Ohlone Day, an annual living history festival held in the replica Ohlone Village at Deer Hollow Farm, will be held Saturday, October 10th from noon to 3 pm.

    Stars of the day will be local naturalist teacher Keith Gutierrez and expert flint knapper and primitive tool-maker David Dewey.

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    Keith was Deer Hollow Farm’s lead teacher and resident naturalist at Redwood Grove in Los Altos for many years. Every year at Ohlone Day he delights the crowd with his fire-starting and archery demonstrations. Children marvel at his skills.

    David will demonstrate flint knapping, the art of chipping away material from stones like obsidian or flint to create sharp-pointed tools and points like arrowheads. California’s first inhabitants, the Ohlone, used this skill in their daily lives for more than 10,000 years.

    Families will have the opportunity to participate in many hands-on activities at Ohlone Day, including acorn-pounding, face-painting, and pump drills.

    They’ll enter replica structures like the underground sweathouse and sleeping hut. And they’ll learn how the Ohlone dressed, how they cooked, what they ate, and games their children played. We hope to see you there!

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    Ohlone Day acorn pounding

     

    Plan your visit on Ohlone Day by visiting our informational page here.

     

     

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