Events

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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…

 

May 25, 2024 

Special Edition Witness to a Genocide

This event recognizes the day we celebrate the survival of the Pequot people 387 years after their attempted genocide.

Join us on Saturday, May 25 at 4pm for a special edition of our program Witness to a Genocide. The program will feature a viewing of the 30-minute film titled “The Witness” followed by a Q&A session with Pequot Museum Executive Director, Joshua Carter and a panel of Pequots who will take a detailed look at the 1637 massacre of the Pequot village in Mystic and the attempted genocide of the Pequot people. Considering the Pequot War was the first war between the original inhabitants of Turtle Island and the English, this is an opportunity to look back and have a dialogue about the very real, very important history of this nation that would eventually become the United States of America.

June 15, 2024 

Strawberry Moon Farmers Market

Join us on Saturday, June 15 from 11am-3pm at the Pequot Museum for our first annual Strawberry Moon Farmer’s Market, a sweet treat to kick-off to summer that unifies and showcases indigenous and non-indigenous farmers, crafters and culture for a family-friendly day full of activities.

Throughout the day we will offer programs and events that provide important information about eastern woodland culture and lifeways.

 

June 20, 2024 

Wetu Book Club – People of the Whale

Join us for the Wetu Book Club talking circle hosted by the Executive Director of the Pequot Museum, Joshua Carter, for a discussion about Linda Hogan’s book People of the Whale.

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.

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.