18th Annual Green Corn Festival

River Walk Pavillion 11A School Street, Washington, CT, United States

Sunday, August 13th, 12:00pm - 4:00pm Outdoor Event, Rain or Shine Location: River Walk Pavilion, 11A School Street Washington, CT Corn is an integral part of the annual life cycle of Native American people. When the first tender ears are ripe for picking it is cause for celebration. Welcome the first corn of the season […]

August Virtual Book Club Discussion – Cape Cod Wampanoag Cookbook

Wednesday, August 30th, 7:00pm Virtual Event  Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? If so, please join our virtual book club, As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature. Based on a variety of topics and featuring a range of genres, all of the […]

From the Earth and the Sea: Founders’ Lobster Clambake

River Walk Pavillion 11A School Street, Washington, CT, United States

Saturday, September 16 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM Savor local Indigenous foods of lobster, clams, corn, and potatoes while enjoying drumming & dancing as performed by members of the Redhawk Indigenous Arts Council! At this annual event, we give thanks to the many members, visitors, volunteers, and supporters who have helped to make our museum a […]

Orange Shirt Day: Documentary Screening and Empty Shoe Display

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT, United States

Saturday, September 30 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Orange Shirt Day is observed on September 30 in Indigenous communities throughout North America. This annual event commemorates the residential school experience in Indigenous communities, and serves as a reminder to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. This year, join IAIS staff for a screening and […]

Artifact ID Day with IAIS Research Department

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT, United States

Saturday, October 21 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Do you have any stone artifacts or Northeastern Native American cultural items? Between 1:00 and 4:00pm, our Research Department will be hosting an Artifact I.D. Day. Join the conversation as we identify and provide interesting commentary about your items. While we can’t appraise or speculate about the […]

Annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT, United States

Sunday, November 5 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Did you know that Native Americans have served in the United States military with the highest record of service per capita when compared to any other ethnic group? Each year IAIS honors several local Native Americans who have served in the Armed Forces. This year, we will […]

Annual Holiday Market

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT, United States

Saturday, December 2; Sunday, December 3; Saturday, December 9; & Sunday, December 10 11:00AM - 4:00pPM each day. 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 […]

Winter Moon Walk

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT, United States

Tuesday, December 26th 6:00PM - 8:00PM 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 2023. As it is the full moon that appears around the time of the winter solstice, it is fitting that some tribes refer to […]

December Virtual Book Club – Gather: Richard Van Camp on the Joy of Storytelling

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT, United States

Wednesday, December 27th 7:00PM - 9:00PM This is a virtual event Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? Please join our virtual book club, As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature. Based on a variety of topics and featuring a range of genres, […]

January Virtual Book Club – The Berry Pickers: A Novel

Wednesday, January 31st 7:00PM - 9:00PM This is a virtual event Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? Please join our virtual book club, As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature. Based on a variety of topics and featuring a range of genres, […]