Sponsored by: Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
Join us for a unique day of learning, entertainment and all-around family fun! Besides the chance to visit the Museum’s exhibits “Pompeii the Immortal City” and “Mount St. Helen’s: Critical Memory,” we will be offering two 40-minute “Roman” themed lectures, small sampling of Roman foods, costumed “Roman” interpreters, and live harp music. Displays of Roman military accoutrements, ceramics, and other objects from daily life, and written documents will also be available to view.
Other family-related activities include demonstrations of fighting techniques of the Roman soldier (including how the shield wall worked), ancient and Roman games to play, the making of plant-based brushes, inks/pigments, and Coptic bookbinding – plus a dress up station to try on period clothing and armor and take a selfie. Additionally you can make paper mosaics like those found in Pompeii. Gain inspiration from Ancient Rome to build a bridge, an aqueduct, and more. Make an instrument like those found in Ancient Rome.
Conclude your day by enjoying a free screening of the popular 1997 film “Dante’s Peak”, filmed in nearby in Wallace, Idaho.