International Archaeology Day Celebration

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

International Archaeology Day Ongoing throughout the day, dig into the fun with IAIS Staff and uncover what makes archaeology such a fascinating field of study. Archaeology is the study of objects that people leave behind and helps those in the present figure out what life was like in societies and cultures of the past, participate […]

Sunday Fun Day Craft Workshops: Snow Snakes

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

 This traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) winter game involves a stick that is carved and decorated to resemble a snake. Competitors throw the stick along a snow trench and try to see how far they can throw it. Join IAIS Educator Susan Scherf for an hour of whittling good fun. Pre-registration is required. Please email [email protected] or […]

Sunday Fun Day Craft Workshops: Beading

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

For thousands of years, many Native peoples decorated clothing and items with materials found in nature, such as shell, stones, seeds and porcupine quills. In more recent centuries, multi-colored glass beads have become a favorite alternative. This week’s workshop will focus on beading basics. Join IAIS Educator Susan Scherf for an introduction into beading techniques […]

Winter Moon Walk

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

The soft sounds of the nighttime winter woodlands provide a pleasant setting for a walk guided by the light of the first full moon of 2021. Join IAIS Educators for a walk along our museum’s trails and a discussion of nighttime phenomena that people in the Eastern Woodlands have been experiencing for thousands of years. […]

Beaded Jewelry Workshop

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Looking for a unique gift to show appreciation for a special Mother in your life? For thousands of years, many Native peoples decorated clothing and items with materials found in nature, such as shell, stones, seeds and porcupine quills. In more recent centuries, multi-colored glass beads have become a favorite alternative. Join IAIS Education Department […]

River Ecology and Birding Walk with Susan Scherf

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Native peoples traditionally recognized that all beings are related and that animals and plants can be our teachers. During the spring season there are many changes happening in the world outside: the arrival of migratory birds, new plants emerging, and creatures shaking off the mud or emerging from eggs. Join IAIS Educator and Ecologist Susan […]

Connecticut Trails Day Walk

Native peoples traditionally recognized that all beings are related and that animals and plants can be our teachers. As part of Connecticut Trails Day Weekend, join Museum Educator and Ecologist Susan Scherf from the Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, CT for a guided walk focusing on traditional Native uses of plants in the […]

Free

Rooted in Tradition: Giving Thanks to the Strawberry

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

When wild strawberries ripen, they represent life and good health. They also herald the ripening of fresh fruits and the arrival of summer. Participate in family-friendly, small group education activities related to the gifts of this fruit, which holds significance to many Native American communities. Listen to traditional Native American stories with Education Director Darlene […]

$5 – $15

Smithsonian Museum Day

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Participating museums across the country provide Free Admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Bring along your ticket and your curiosity! This is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone […]