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HARVARD — For thousands of years people all over the world replied on stone to craft all the tools they needed, from knives to hammers and spear points, etc. While regional variation exists in manufacturing, techniques and the kinds of stone collected to make a given tool are similar.

Here in Massachusetts, American Indians made stone tools for at least the last 10,000 years.

Join Fruitlands curator Michael Volmar for a demonstration of stone tool manufacturing techniques on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. Done outside the American Indian gallery, you will enjoy Fruitlands’ colorful views while trying your hand at an ancient technique. Included with price of museum admission.

For information on programs, fees, the labyrinth, private guided tours, programs or membership, visit www.fruitlands.org or call Fruitlands at (978) 456-3924, ext. 239.

With Fruitlands’ four galleries, hiking trails, Museum Store and restaurant there is something for everyone in the family, from kids to grandparents.

Fruitlands’ collections and site reveal the spirit and history of New England’s people and their relationship to the land.

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