Saturday, Aug. 2, noon-5 pm
Join Candyce Testa (Pequot) to create a beaded barrette or pin. Materials are provided. $25 non-members, $15 Museum members, due at registration. Register by the Wednesday prior: (800) 411-9671 or email@example.com.
Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 2 & 3, 10-11:30 am, 1-2:30 pm, & 3-4:30 pm
Haudenosaunee Pottery Workshops
Natasha Smoke Santiago teaches traditional pottery workshops in which participants learn history through the hands-on experience of making Haudenosaunee pottery. Lessons include pot structure, building techniques, and the utilitarian purpose of pottery. Each participant builds a pot to take home to dry. Three sessions per day, each limited to 15, ages 10 and older. $45 non-members, $35 Museum members, due at registration. Register by July 26: (800) 411-9671 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is supported by The Day and WSHU Public Radio.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 8:30 am–6 pm
Summer Scholar Teacher Workshop: 17th Century New England
Are you a secondary school teacher looking for local Colonial and Native primary resources? Join Director of Research Kevin McBride and staff at the Museum for new perspectives, primary resource materials, and fun hands-on history activities that integrate math, science, and art, and link to the Common Core curriculum themes. Limited to 15 teachers, by application only. A stipend is offered to workshop participants in exchange for complete lesson plans and curriculum development based on workshop content and materials. This workshop is supported in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Apply by June 30 to Laurie Lamarre, email@example.com.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 1-2:30 pm
Local Archaeology Explored
Zachery Singer, Ph.D. anthropology student at UConn and an expert on Paleo-Indian occupations recovered on the Mashantucket Reservation, compares the sites and provides insight to Paleo-Indian occupations in this area. Dr. Timothy Ives, principal archaeologist at the RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, demonstrates flint knapping and discusses pre-historic people and their tool-making resources.. Limited to 80 people. $10 for the talks & demonstration; Museum admission is not required. Register by Aug. 8: (800) 411-9671 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is supported by The Day and WSHU Public Radio.
Sunday, Aug. 10, 10 am-noon
16th Anniversary Brunch
Join Museum staff to celebrate our 16th anniversary with brunch. Whether you have been a member for 16 years, or are thinking about becoming one, or just like good food, please come and share a delicious meal with us to mark another great year. $30 non-members, $20 Museum members. RSVP by Aug. 1: (800) 411-9671 or email@example.com. This event is supported by The Day and WSHU Public Radio.
Saturday, Aug. 16, 1-2 pm
The Long Journey Home for Albert Afraid of Hawk
CT State Archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni talks about Albert Afraid of Hawk (Lakota Sioux) who died in Danbury, CT, in June 1900 while performing with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. In 2008, his family members requested that Albert's remains be returned to the Pine Ridge Reservation for reburial according to Lakota heritage. Learn about the life and death of Albert Afraid of Hawk, the exhumation and forensic work conducted by Dr. Bellantoni, and the final repatriation of his remains. $10 for the lecture; Museum admission is not required. Register by Aug. 15: (800) 411-9671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is supported by The Day and WSHU Public Radio.
Block Island Archaeology
Work side-by-side with the Museum’s professional archaeology staff on Block Island, RI. Help excavate the Block Island site and assist in finding artifacts that are used to reconstruct ancient life ways. For ages 8 and older, adults are responsible for children. Mondays-Fridays: $250 per person for 4-6 hour excursion including roundtrip ferry ticket and lunch. $300 on Saturdays. Children 8-16 are free, limit 2 per paying adult. For details about the program, contact Christine Meisner, (860) 396-6890 or email@example.com