Hours of Operation 
Wed-Sat, 9 am-5 pm, 
last admission at 4 pm.

Summer Hours
June 22–Aug. 31, 2014:
Wed.–Sun., 9 am–5 pm

Spring Vacation Week
April 14-19, 9 am-5 pm

Research &
Children's Libraries
Wed-Sat, 1-5 pm

Archives
by appointment

The Trading Post
Wed-Sat, 9 am-5 pm

The Pequot Café
The restaurant is
closed Sat., April 5

November Hours
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm,
last admission at 4 pm.

Calendar of Events

April Events

Saturday, Apr. 5, 1-5 pm
Beading Circle

Candyce Testa (Pequot) leads the beading circle. Basic supplies are provided or bring your own. Limited to 15, ages 11 and older. $25/$15 Museum members. Register by Apr. 4: (800) 411-9671 or email rsvp@pequotmuseum.org


Saturday, Apr. 5, 2-4 pm
Roger Williams’ Mystery Code – Cracked!

Brown University history professor Linford D. Fisher discusses the handwritten code found in a 17th c. book believed to be the work of Roger Williams, the theologian and founder of Rhode Island, and how the code was cracked by an team of undergraduates. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.


Wednesday, Apr. 9-Friday, Apr. 25, 9 am-5 pm
Cat-Fish Catamaran

Cat-Fish, created by David Murphy, is a 15-foot-long, 8.5-foot-wide, 26-foot-high catamaran built from re-purposed oil drums -- on display for Earth Day and April vacation week. Cat-Fish is one of two prototypes that have been tested and proven seaworthy. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.


Friday, Apr. 11, 6:30-9:30 pm
Chef Bun Lai: Mad Scientist of Sustainable Sushi Movement

Members Only. Chef Bun Lai, chef/owner of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven, talks about healthy eating and ecological conservation, and cooks up some delicious food for members. Sponsored by Comcast Spotlight. FREE! Limited to 75 Museum members, ages 16 and older. Register by Mar. 28: (800) 411-9671 or email membership@pequotmuseum.org


Saturday, Apr. 12, 10 am-4 pm
Soapstone Carving Workshop

Learn how to work with a small piece of soapstone in this workshop led by Seneca/Cayuga sculptor Tom Huff. Soapstone and carving tools are provided. Bring your own lunch or eat in the restaurant. $55/$45 Museum members. Limited to 15 adults. Register by Apr. 2: (800) 411-9671 or email rsvp@pequotmuseum.org.


Saturdays, Apr. 12 & May 17, 1-2 pm
Bugs Alive! Harris in Wonderland

Adam Harris talks about unique features of insects that make them perfectly adapted to survival in their environments. Meet interesting spiders, centipedes, millipedes, scorpions, cockroaches, giant stick insects, and other bugs face to face. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.


Monday-Saturday, Apr. 14-19, 9 am-5 pm
Spring Vacation Week at the Museum

Extended days! Find yourself among giant animatronic bugs in Backyard Monsters in the Mashantucket Gallery. On Friday, Apr. 18, be inspired to create your own buggy monster, 12-3 pm, with our help. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.


Monday & Wednesday, Apr. 14 & 16, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Wingmasters

Wildlife rehabilitators Julia Collier (Chickasaw/Creek) and Jim Parks bring six rescued birds of prey, including an eagle. Find out about bird flight and feathers, where they live, and what they eat. Learn what to do with an injured bird. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.


Wednesday-Saturday, Apr. 23-26, 11 am-3 pm
Earth Week at the Museum

Celebrate with presentations, films, and informational materials. Watch continuous films about the natural world, add to our Protect the Earth mural, bring in artwork you made from recycled materials, or make some during your visit at the art table. Visit the giant robotic bug exhibit, Backyard Monsters: the World of Insect. All Earth Week events are free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.


Wednesday, Apr. 23, 11:30 am
Finding & Eating Wild Plants

Russ Cohen, Rivers Advocate for Massachusetts and author of Wild Plants I Have Known and Eaten, discusses the foods of spring. At 1 pm, he talks about finding and preparing summer and fall foods. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.


Friday, Apr. 25, 11-11:45 am
It’s a Bug’s Life

This Beardsley Zoo Wild Assembly program provides an interactive learning experience for all ages. Meet rare and diverse species living in Connecticut and around the globe. Tiny arthropods become giants as they are magnified and projected onto the big screen. Visit the Backyard Monsters exhibit before or after the program to learn more about the amazing world of bugs. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.


Saturday, Apr. 26, 10 am-noon
Friends of Preservation Society

Open to Museum members at the Contributing Level or higher. The Society offers a unique opportunity to support the care and conservation of treasures from MPMRC’s artifact and archives collections. Meet the Museum’s curatorial, conservation, and archives staff; visit the collections areas and conservation laboratories; and learn about the preservation projects. Enjoy lunch with Museum staff after this initial meeting. Limited to 15 Museum members, ages 16 and older. Register by Apr. 12: (800) 411-9671 or email membership@pequotmuseum.org.

May Events

Saturday, May 3, 1-5 pm
Beading Circle

Join Candyce Testa (Pequot) to bead the hours away. Basic supplies are provided or bring your own. We take inspiration from each other, so bring your completed projects for us to admire while we work. Limited to 15, ages 11 and older. $25/$15 Museum members. Register by May 2: (800) 411-9671 or email rsvp@pequotmuseum.org


Saturday, May 3, 3-5 pm
Bugs & Suds: Saving the World with Insects & Beer

America’s leading insect eater, Dave Gracer, talks about the consumption of insects as food. Do insects taste better washed down with beer? The beer masters of Grey Sail Brewery from Westerly, RI, provide samples of a variety of Grey Sail’s suds. Buy some brew to take home. Limited to 70. $10/free to Museum members. RSVP by Apr. 26: (800) 411-9671 or email rsvp@pequotmuseum.org.


Saturday, May 10, 11 am-3 pm
Mother’s Day Photo Frames

Join our educators in the Gathering Space to make a Mother’s Day picture frame. Kids of all ages enjoy creating a homemade work of art for their loved ones. Put a photo of yourself posed in front of our dugout canoes in your frame. $5/free to Museum members.


Saturday, May 17, 9 am-5 pm
Ribbon Shirt Workshop

Join Willow Colebut (Mashantucket Pequot) for a ribbon-shirt-making workshop. Ribbon shirts are worn by contemporary Native Americans as part of the regalia worn for powwows. Participants must be experienced sewers and bring their own sewing machines. Patterns are provided as is the list of materials for participants to purchase. $30/$20 Museum members, payment required at registration. Limited to 12, ages 12 and older. Register by May 10: (800) 411-9671 or email rsvp@pequotmuseum.org.


Saturday, May 17, 1-2 pm
Bugs Alive! Harris in Wonderland

Adam Harris talks about unique features of insects that make them perfectly adapted to survival in their environments. Meet interesting spiders, centipedes, millipedes, scorpions, cockroaches, giant stick insects, and other bugs face to face. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.

Members-Only Events

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Friday, Apr. 11, 6:30-9:30 pm
Chef Bun Lai: Mad Scientist of Sustainable Sushi Movement

Members Only. Chef Bun Lai, chef/owner of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven, talks about healthy eating and ecological conservation, and cooks up some delicious food for members. Sponsored by Comcast Spotlight. FREE! Limited to 75 Museum members, ages 16 and older. Register by Mar. 28: (800) 411-9671 or email membership@pequotmuseum.org


Saturday, Apr. 26, 10 am-noon
Friends of Preservation Society

Open to Museum members at the Contributing Level or higher. The Society offers a unique opportunity to support the care and conservation of treasures from MPMRC’s artifact and archives collections. Meet the Museum’s curatorial, conservation, and archives staff; visit the collections areas and conservation laboratories; and learn about the preservation projects. Enjoy lunch with Museum staff after this initial meeting. Limited to 15 Museum members, ages 16 and older. Register by Apr. 12: (800) 411-9671 or email membership@pequotmuseum.org.

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