the Pequot Museum farmstead on June 23 & 24, 2017 for a unique chance to experience
Native American and European life in the 17th Century! Native, English, Dutch,
and French reenactors will portray different aspects of daily life (circa
1600-1700) outdoors for two full days. Visitors are encouraged to participate
in a variety of activities including wampum making, cooking, militia drills,
cannon drills, basket making, potter, archery, lacrosse, children’s games and
much more. See living history displays from the Pequot War (1636-1637) and King
Philips War (1675-1677) period. There will also be live cooking demonstrations,
a stone tool workshop where visitors can make their own arrowheads and special
food dishes available in the museum restaurant. Learn how to make an arrow, corn
husk dolls, dip candles, and see how pottery was made three hundred years ago.
Daily admission to this event is free with the purchase of a general admission ticket to the museum. A general admission ticket must be purchased for each day of the event.
If you are a Museum Member, there is no additional cost to attend this event.
June 23, 2017 from 9:00am
June 24, 2017 from 9:00am – 4:30pm
Talk & Walk – Discovering Monhantic Fort – Kevin McBride
Join Dr. Kevin McBride,
Director of Research, for a guided tour of a King Philip’s War era Pequot fort
located on the reservation in walking distance from the museum. The Monhantic Fort site was discovered in
1992 by Dr. McBride and remains on the most pristine remains of a Native fort
from the period. The tour includes an
introduction by Kevin McBride in the Monhantic Fort exhibit followed by a short
hike to the forts location to discuss archaeological field methods, findings,
and the significance of this unique site.
Please be prepared for a
moderate hike through the woods by wearing appropriate footwear and outdoor
Friday, June 23, 2017 from 11:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 11:00am – 12:00pm
Training Day - Drill with the Colonial Militia – Salem Trayned Band
It’s Training Day at
Mashantucket! Fall in with a
Massachusetts Bay Militia unit, the Salem Trayned Band, and learn the school of
the solider. Participants will drill
with the militia and learn basic 17th Century “Pike and Shot” tactics which
were employed during the Pequot War, the English Civil War, and in the early
months of King Philip’s War. Do not miss
this unique opportunity to experience early colonial militia drills and
practice English pike exercises!
Limited to 25
participants. This program will take place outdoors so please dress
Friday, June 23, 2017 from 10:00 am – 11:00 pm; 2:00pm –
Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 10:00 am – 11:00 pm; 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Native Foods Cooking
Demonstration – Leah Hopkins (Eastern Niantic)
Eastern Niantic tribal member Leah Hopkins will demonstrate open fire cooking with traditional Native foods. Learn the foods that Native
people prepared and ate and learn open hearth cooking techniques!
Time: All Day