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.
Sherry Pocknett will be a guest chef at the Denison Farmers Market on July 31
Our Chef Sherry is participating in the Guest Chef Program at the Denison Farmers Market. On Sunday, July 31 from 12 pm - 3 pm, Sherry will be demonstrating and preparing a few of her favorite dishes that are seasonally inspired, locally sourced and Native in origin. As a Mashpee Wampanoag, Sherry was raised with the sea-to-farm-to-table philosphy and was taught to fish, forage, hunt and cook by her parents and tribal elders. To learn more about The Denison Homestead and to see a listing of other local area restaurant chefs that are participting, visit their website. Sherry's recipes from this event will be posted on the Pequot Cafe page after July 31.
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