Hand drumming                                    Curbside Indian Tacos
AUGUST 15, 2020 
(see below for more details)

Calendar of Events

Native American Artifact Show

August 15th from 10am - 4pm

at the Museum of Indian Culture

This show will be held outdoors on the museum grounds, featuring thousands of Native American artifacts displayed by members of the Artifact Collectors Association of the North East (IACANE). Activities will include flintknapping, primitive firemaking and Lenape Cooking demonstrations, sweetgrass basketry,  atlatl demonstrations and tomahawk throwing. Activities for families include Archaeology Adventures, a “mini-excavation” where kids will dig and screen for “artifacts," and Talking Arrowheads, stories about artifact collecting by local collector Bruce Hentschel. The museum will also be selling gently used Native American books. We also invite the public to bring your hand drum and join Reed Brown, Lakota Nation, for Native American DrummingNative American Frybread and Tacos will be available.



Artifact Show $5 / person;

Artifact Show and Museum $7 / person.                               

Free for children 12 and under.  

Proceeds benefit the Museum of Indian Culture.


Masks will be required to be worn, social distancing practiced, and occupancy maximum will be monitored in compliance with state COVID-19 mandates.


Curbside Tacos - August 15, 2020

Curbside Native American Tacos & Frybread


The Museum of Indian Culture is going Curbside!   

Yes, that right!  For one day only, Saturday, August 15, 2020, you can enjoy Indian Tacos and Frybread, made on location by Robynn Tone-pah-hote, Kiowa Nation.   These festival favorites can be pre-ordered ON-LINE (see below) from July 20 – August 13.   Curbside pick-up at the Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown, PA, is from 11:00 – 4:00 pm on August 15th.

Menu Choices:

  • Native American Tacos are $10 each and include frybread topped with chili, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and diced onion.

  • Vegetarian Tacos are $7 each and include frybread topped with lettuce, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, and diced onion.

  • Native American Frybread are $5 each and sprinkled with powdered sugar.


Roasting Ears of Corn-Tine Virtual 5K Run


Instead of our traditional August festival, this year we are hosting a Roasting Ears of Corn-Tine 5K run you can complete in your own time, from the comfort and safety of your own home, or your favorite trail or by the museum! There’s no official course, you run on your own terms, and you will receive some cool stuff based on the donation level you register at. Registration is open now, and will run through the end of September.


$10 donations will receive our 5K magnet

$25 donations will receive our 5K medal

$45 donations will receive our magnet, medal, and T-Shirt!


To register and for more details, visit our 5K page under the Events tab on our website. 

Reed Brown, Oglala,  Lakota Nation


Introductory to Native American Drumming with Lakota Native,          Reed Brown at the Native American Artifact Show - August 15, 2020

The Native American Drum Circle – Heart Beat of Mother Earth

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 11 AM to 1 PM AND 2 PM TO 4 PM

The drum beat holds significance in Native American custom; tribes use drums in daily life and in ceremonies. Many tribes believe that the beat of the drums represent the unwavering pulse of Mother Earth.

Please join Reed Brown, Oglala, Lakota Tribe, South Dakota, to learn about the significance of the Native American drum, and how to drum to different beats of Traditional Native songs. This interactive workshop is suited to those who are interested in understanding ancestral Native knowledge of the First People of North America. We encourage all who attend to bring their own hand drum.

As a Native American drummer and singer, Reed is committed to lifting awareness about ancestral knowledge wherever he goes through song, storytelling, and traditional teachings.

Workshop is $20 and includes:  $5 Artifact Show (paid at the gate) and $15 drumming workshop (suggested donation) paid separately during the workshop.   This workshop will be held outside.  Social Distancing and Masks will be required.


40th Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival