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Outdoorsman Willoughby Shares Artifacts with DuBard Students PDF Print E-mail
Friday, November 20, 2009
Contact Van Arnold, 601.266.5568   
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Renowned outdoors enthusiast Ben Willoughby shared his interest in Native American history during a visit with students at the University of Southern Mississippi’s DuBard School for Language Disorders on Friday.

Willoughby, a former director of the Southern Miss Eagle Club, brought his collection of arrowheads, pottery, pipes and stone knives to give the children a sense of how Native Americans lived hundreds of years ago. He also explained hunting techniques from that time period with a homemade bow and set of arrows.

“I find children are very interested in Indians,” said Willoughby. “I enjoy sharing my knowledge and artifacts with them. I am no expert on Native American history, but I do truly enjoy searching for arrowheads and learning about the Indians who lived right here in our area many years ago.”

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi serves children with severe language/speech disorders and/or hearing impairments and provides guidance and counseling for parents and families of the children. For information call 601.266.5223.

Ben Willoughby explains the usage of Native American artifacts to students at the DuBard School for Language Disorders during a presentation Friday. (Office of University Communications photo by Van Arnold)

Ben Willoughby shows off a bow he built, while DuBard School student Trey Stanley, 7, of Collins wears a quiver of feathers Willoughby also made. Willoughby shared his Native American artifacts as part of a presentation on Friday. (Office of University Communications photo by Van Arnold)

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