Annual Holiday Market 

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

In-person event December 4, 5, 11 & 12 11:00am – 4:00pm Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts from local and Native American vendors selling crafts and jewelry. Take advantage of this time to meet and speak with artists while learning about contemporary Native American art and cultures. Stop by to purchase gourds, pottery, jewelry, rattles, artworks, […]

Annual Holiday Market 

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

In-person event December 4, 5, 11 & 12 11:00am – 4:00pm Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts from local and Native American vendors selling crafts and jewelry. Take advantage of this time to meet and speak with artists while learning about contemporary Native American art and cultures. Stop by to purchase gourds, pottery, jewelry, rattles, artworks, […]

Dr. Lucianne Lavin Lecture “A Native American Winter”

A Native American Winter Tuesday, Dec. 7, 6:00p.m. Virtual Lecture   If you were a Native American living 500 (or 1000 or 5000) years ago, likely you would look forward to the winter season. Connecticut’s indigenous communities were outdoor peoples who not only survived but thrived under adverse weather conditions. They spent most of their lives […]

Annual Holiday Market 

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

In-person event December 4, 5, 11 & 12 11:00am – 4:00pm Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts from local and Native American vendors selling crafts and jewelry. Take advantage of this time to meet and speak with artists while learning about contemporary Native American art and cultures. Stop by to purchase gourds, pottery, jewelry, rattles, artworks, […]

Annual Holiday Market 

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

In-person event December 4, 5, 11 & 12 11:00am – 4:00pm Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts from local and Native American vendors selling crafts and jewelry. Take advantage of this time to meet and speak with artists while learning about contemporary Native American art and cultures. Stop by to purchase gourds, pottery, jewelry, rattles, artworks, […]

Virtual Lecture – “An Ancient Highway: The Woodbury Path” with Peter Rzasa

Sunday December 12 at 3:00pm on ZOOM Virtual Event   The Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club welcomes Peter Rzasa, who has a degree in Forest Chemistry from S.U.N.Y. College of Environmental Science, with an interest in forest landscape interpretation. Peter has researched the Woodbury Path, an ancient Native American path that originally connected what is now […]

Full Moon Walk

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

In-person outdoor event - Saturday, December 18, 6:00pm The soft sounds of the nighttime winter woodlands provide a pleasant setting for a walk guided by the light of the last full moon of 2021. As the winter solstice approaches, it is fitting that some tribes refer to the full moon this time of year as the “Long […]

Sunday Fun Day Holiday Crafts

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Sunday, December 19, Time Slots Between 11:00am and 4:00pm Small Group, In-Person Programs Throughout the year, the IAIS Education Department offers small group craft workshops on Sunday afternoons. Sign up for a time slot with your family and friends. This week, participants will be able to choose from three different craft options. From beading, to […]

As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature – Virtual Book Club

December Title: Apple: Skin to the Core by Eric Gansworth  Wednesday, December 29 at 7:00pm    Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? Please join our digital book club, As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature. Based on a variety of topics and […]

Winter Games, Stories & Crafts

Thursday, December 30; 9:30am and 1:30pm sessions   Have some children that are experiencing a bit of cabin fever? This program will feature Traditional Native American stories, as well as winter games and activities. Participants will play games such as snow snake, hoop and pole, and keeper of the fire, and take home a creation […]