Nationally recognized master birch bark canoe builder and basket maker Ferdy Goode explains the journey of making a traditional birch bark canoe and how he restored the canoe that has become a main attraction in our new exhibit Our Stories: The History of Marathon County. This free presentation on Sunday January 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the Marathon County Historical Society Woodson History Center is part of our series of lectures based on our current exhibits.
Goode is known for his exquisite work using traditional Native American methods and designs in creating canoes, snow shoes, and baskets. He is also the author of the book Beaver Bark Canoes: The Art and Works of Ferdy Goode.
Marathon County Historical Society’s birch bark canoe has been a part of our collection for many decades. In past years it had been used as a display at the Log Jam festival and had become unstable. A special grant of funds from Dorothy and Barry Maxfield helped to save this precious piece of history.
Birch Bark Canoe Restoration
Sunday, January 26 2014 at 1:30 pm
Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe Street, Wausau
No admission fee, no reservations required