The story behind a ceremonial drum was shared during an Oct. 29 Iola Historical Society program.
“I am honored to make this drum for you. It not only represents me but also where I am from,” said Pat Peters, of the Menominee Reservation.
Peters was 14 years old when he began making drums and talked about his early days of drum making.
Since then, he has made countless drums.
The ceremonial drum for the Iola Historical Society is one of them.
The drum was made from pine and is covered with rawhide from a calf.
The sides of the drum are colorful and make up a lily pad pattern, which was part of Peters’ family for many years.
It represents that good things are to come.
The drum will be used in conjunction with the Wayne Towne permanent display, at the historical society.
The Iola Historical Society is located at 210 Depot St.