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Algonkian Village Renewal Ceremony: A New Beginning
October 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An integral feature of this museum is our replicated Algonkian village and Three Sisters garden, which resembles a Native American community of the Eastern Woodlands from as early as 1000 years ago – and it’s all NEW again. First constructed in 1980 using traditional tools and techniques, the village is used as a classroom for field trips and summer camp, as well as a setting for a multitude of events throughout the year. As one of the more memorable aspects of our museum, it helps to teach thousands of individuals annually about the construction, material usage, and lifeways of the communities in Southern New England before European contact. Join IAIS Museum Staff, including village replicators Jeff and Griffin Kalin, for a ceremony and program about the revitalization and construction process of this unique outdoor exhibit. As a special treat, we are pleased to welcome the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, who will begin a performance at 3:00. This event will also be used to honor and thank all those who donated materials, funds, and time towards the completion of this project.
This is a FREE event and will be held outdoors rain or shine. Admission to the museum is separate: Members Free; $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $6 Children.