Neepun (Summer) at the Pequot Museum

This summer in July and August 2024 at the Pequot Museum we will be offering a variety of culture filled fun and educational programs, workshops and events for families and friends of all ages. Join us each day Wednesday-Saturday for some of the best experiences that Mashantucket has to offer at the largest Native American museum in the world!

Workshop Wednesday

Come ready to craft! Each Wednesday this summer the Pequot Museum will offer a variety of cultural and educational craft offerings and workshops.

Wondr Nation: Each week our friends from Wondr Nation will present unique experiential opportunities to learn more about the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation while introducing museum guests to educational science, technology, engineering and arts programming. From practicing rope skills and learning to tie knots to programming robots – each week is a new adventure. Come out every Wednesday to discover the Wondr of It All.

Arts & Crafts each week in the Gathering Space

Tabletop Archaeology 11:00pm -12:00pm each week in the Gathering Space

SPECIAL GUEST:

JULY

Wednesday, July 12

Mystic Seaport

Participants will practice their rope skills and learn how to tie a variety of common knots used on land and at sea, such as a square knot, bowline, and clove hitch.

Wednesday, July 19

Discovery Science Center

Live Demonstration

Wednesday, July 26

CT Science Center

Balance Sculptures: Defy physics and create elaborate balancing sculptures using a variety of items and weights on top of precarious poles

AUGUST

Wednesday, August 2

Mystic Seaport

Participants will practice their rope skills and learn how to tie a variety of common knots used on land and at sea, such as a square knot, bowline, and clove hitch.

Wednesday, August 9

Discovery Science Center

Live Demonstration

Wednesday, August 16

Discovery Science Center

Over the Moon – Virtual Program

Wednesday, August 23

CT Science Center

Min-Metropolis: Join us as we work together to design and build a community. What will you add to keep people healthy, happy, and safe?

Outdoor Thursday

Come visit the outdoor spaces here at the Pequot Museum and beyond that are culturally significant to the Pequot community.

Film Fridays

Have you seen all the films offered at the Pequot Museum? Spend the day watching various film’s in our mini- theaters throughout the museum.
Special features will be shown in the museum auditorium.

Have you seen all the films offered at the Pequot Museum? Spend the day watching various films in our mini- theaters throughout the museum.

Arrival of the People Theater

See how storytellers from all four directions relay various elements of their own creation stories in their own Native languages.

**Outside of the theater, you’ll find contemporary works of art created by nine Native American artists which visually represent their own tribes’ creation stories.

Tool Theater

Witness the actual historic tools used by Mashantucket Pequots for farming and building.

Wampum Theater

Discover the beauty and intricacy of the quahog shell beads originally used for ceremonial purposes, and later for trade.

War Theater: The Witness

Film is shown in War Theater 2 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Witness the tragedy of the Pequot War through the eyes of a Pequot elder who survived the Massacre at nearby Mystic.

The Witness is a 30-minute, 70-mm film which graphically dramatizes the events surrounding the Pequot War. The film includes scenes of violence and nudity which may not be appropriate for children under 12.

Aunt Matt’s House Mini-Theater

Immerse yourself in the early 19th Century as three Mashantucket Pequot women recall their daily lives and challenges.

Federal Recognition Theater

“Bringing the People Home” chronicles the incredible story of how the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe rebuilt their nation and achieved federal recognition in 1983.

Seasonal Saturday

Join us each Saturday to learn about Pequot and Eastern Woodland life & traditions of the summer past and present.