Visit the Pequot Museum and Prepare to be Transformed.
We are transforming how indigenous culture and peoples are represented. For our website we purposefully juxtaposed black and white imagery against their contemporary counterpart in color. Quahogs are transformed into modern wampum jewlery (artist James Jones, Mashantucket Pequot.) Corn is transformed into sublime cuisine (our own Chef Sherry Pocknett, Mashpee Wampanoag.) The historic image of a warrior is transformed into a millennial wearing a pop culture t-shirt (artist Jared Yazzie, Navajo.) These artists represent a next generation Native narrative that gives greater understanding to the evolution of a new Native voice. We will be featuring rotating artists on our webpage to convey the beauty and diversity of their art, so come back to see who will be featured next. Please visit the museum to see how your views, ideas and opinions of Native culture and peoples will be transformed.
Our Latest NewsSchemitzun - Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation welcomes everyone to Schemitzun, the Feast of Green Corn and Dance; giving honor to Mantoo (Creator) provider of all things and celebrating our harvest, ancestors, elders, veterans, family and Native American heritage. Shuttle service is available from the Pequot Museum to the Cultural Grounds on the Mashantucket Reservation. No parking is allowed on or near the Cultural Grounds. For all the details visit the Schemitzun website.
Lazy Days of Summer Lobster
Get out of the heat with a visit to the museum and taste our lazy lobster specials that are cleaned, cracked, picked, poached and prepared two ways…and are only available this summer. For pictures, visit our Pequot Cafe page.
Lobster Roll Supreme - Poached lobster with brown butter crispy shallots on thin, crispy indian fry bread served with a side of salty bottom butter.
Lobster Fritters - Hand-picked lobster is butter poached with wild ramps and fried in the lightest batter until golden, light and airy.
Artists-in-Residence: Calling Native artists
The Pequot Museum is now offering studio work space to Native artists free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. As an Artist-in-Residence, you can demonstrate your process to visitors, show your work, and help us design a retail option for selling your work. Download a space request form.
For more information contact: Deb Jones @ DJones@pequotmuseum.org