Events

The exhibit is currently closed for revisions. Please revisit for updates on the opening date.

Kunâhneepamuhshâtunônak “Our Moons” Exhibit

Bringing together Pequot and Sister Nation Artists, the Kunâhneepamuhshâtunônak “Our Moons” exhibit illustrates who we are as a people and the importance of Indigenous relationships. Our new exhibit represents the Indigenous teachings of how the cycles of the moon have continually provided guidance and support for the original people of the Northeast through visual articulation of the language
we call art. Our story lives on…

 

June 22, 2024 

Wetu Book Club Jr – First Strawberries

In celebration of the Strawberry Moon, we invite guests to kick off the summer with us as Museum Educator, Matt Pina reads from the illustrated book titled “First Strawberries’ written by James Bruchac.

Following the reading circle get ready for a fun strawberry activity.

Included with Purchase of General Admission

July 6, 2024 

Wetu Book Club Jr – Powwow Day

As powwow season begins here in the northeast, we invite you to join us as we read from the illustrated picture book “Powwow Day”, written by author and Cherokee Nation citizen Traci Sorell. 

Following the reading session, participants can enjoy a hands-on craft activity full of colors & creativity in our Circle of Stories Activity Class.

Included with Purchase of General Admission

July 13, 2024 

Education Powwow

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum’s Educational Pow Wow is a narrated exhibition showcasing Native American dancers and the significance of this cultural gathering for indigenous people. Gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the powwow experience and how it helps sustain a sense of community for America’s first people.

July 27, 2024 

Wetu Book Club Jr – We Are Water Protectors

We invite you to join us as we read from the illustrated picture book “We Are Water Protectors”, written by Ojibwe author Carole Lindstrom. 

Following the reading session, participants can enjoy a hands-on craft activity full of colors & creativity in our Circle of Stories Activity Class.

Included with Purchase of General Admission

August 17, 2024 

Three Sisters Community Fundraiser

Join us at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center for the 2024 Three Sister’s Community Fundraiser to support and learn about our public programs and fundraising efforts as it relates to our outdoor learning spaces.

The event will be inclusive of food. music, and program highlights in support of inspiring programs from an indigenous perspective related to current and future science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) needs of our region.

Attendees will also celebrate the innovators in our community with a special presentation of the 2024 Three Sister’s Community Award while experiencing culture through song and dance presentations, along with a silent auction and a chance to win great raffle prizes.

November 9, 2024 

Honoring the Veterans Powwow

The Honoring the Veterans Powwow unites and honors Native and non-Native Americans who have bravely served side by side in the U.S. Armed Forces for more than 200 years. Drawing nearly 1,000 veterans, active -duty service members, families and members each year, attendees will be immersed in breathtaking performances, amazing hand-crafted regalia and traditional music as dancers and singers compete inside the soaring, two-story, glass-encased Gathering Space.