Sunday Fun Day Holiday Crafts

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

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 […]

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 […]

Snow Snake Workshop

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

Saturday, January 29, 11:00am and 2:00pm Did you know that snow snake, a traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) winter game, is still played today in many Northern Native American communities? This 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 […]

Basic Birding with Susan Scherf

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

In Person, Outdoor Event Native peoples traditionally recognized that all beings are related and that animals and plants can be our teachers. You might be seeing and hearing increased bird activity recently. Whether hiking on a trail, or looking out your window, now is the perfect time to observe and learn from our feathered friends. […]

$5 – $10

Strawberry Festival

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

Saturday, June 18, 12:00pm - 4:00pm In Person Event When wild strawberries ripen, they represent life and good health. They also herald the ripening of fresh fruits and the arrival of summer. Visitors of all ages will enjoy games and crafts, as well as traditional Native American stories with Education Director Darlene Kascak (Schaghticoke), while […]

$10 – $20

Connecticut Summer at the Museum Initiative – Kids are FREE!

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

July 1st- September 4th 2022 Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:00am – 4:00pm  Did you hear the news? The state of Connecticut has once again allocated recovery funds to museums in order to provide Connecticut students and families with affordable summer learning experiences. As part of this statewide initiative, known as Connecticut Summer at the Museum, the […]

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Let’s Get Fired Up! Traditional Pottery Workshop

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

September 24th, 25th & October 1st1:00pm - 4:00pm Join a three-day workshop where participants will be guided through the construction and pit-firing of their own clay vessel. Learn about elements of traditional pottery, including clay sourcing, temper, building methods, surface treatment, decoration and firing. Along the way, participants will learn about types of pottery found […]

Give it a Shot Pop-Up Archery!

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

Sunday, October 23rd11:00am - 3:00pm For thousands of years, cultures throughout the world, including many Native American communities, used bows and arrows for utilitarian purposes, such as hunting. In modern times, archery is often used for recreational purposes, but it can still be an exciting way to practice patience, dexterity, hand-eye coordination and other useful […]

Annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

Sunday, November 13 12:00 Noon In Person Event 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 Native Americans who have served in the Armed Forces. This year, we will be honoring […]

Sunday Fun Day Workshop: Leather Pouches

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

Sunday, November 20 1:00pm In Person Event The IAIS Education Department regularly offers craft workshops on Sunday afternoons. Express your creativity while learning about the world around you and connecting with a culture that has thousands of years of history in the area. Cultures throughout the world, including Native Americans, have used leather for clothing […]