Connecticut Trails Day

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

Saturday, June 4, 9:00am In Person Event 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 […]

Bark Basket Workshop with Jennifer Lee

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

Spend the day in a woodland environment making a bark basket using traditional materials, guided by artist and educator Jennifer Lee About This Event Baskets have long been an integral part of Native American culture as storage containers, carrying baskets, cradleboards and in burial practices. Bark from pine, ash, or birch was often used to […]

Connecticut Open House Day @ IAIS

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

Saturday, June 11, 11:00am - 4:00pm In Person Event Come to the Institute for American Indian Studies to learn about the more than 10,000-year history of Connecticut’s Native American inhabitants. Don't miss our temporary exhibit on the Native American game commonly known as lacrosse. Museum educators and docents will be offering tours of the museum […]

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

River Ecology Program with Susan Scherf

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

Saturday, July 9, 10:00 am Outdoor In Person Event Native peoples traditionally recognized that all beings are related and that animals and plants can be our teachers. The summer season is a perfect time to observe organisms in the Eastern Woodland Environment: watch a heron hunt, feel the exoskeleton of a crayfish, and listen to […]

$5 – $12

Wigwam Construction with Griffin Kalin

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

Saturday, July 23, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Outdoor In Person Event Have you ever wanted to observe the process of building a wigwam? For thousands of years, Native communities throughout the Eastern Woodlands called these dome-shaped structures “home.” Perhaps you have always wondered what resources worked best, how these resources could be harvested, or […]

$5

The Creator’s Game: A Virtual Presentation by Dr. Allan Downey

Tuesday, July 26, 7:00pm Virtual Event Dr. Allan Downey (Dakelh Nation) is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University. Among his numerous publications, Dr. Downey is the author of an award-winning 2018 book entitled The Creator’s Game: Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood, which focuses on the history […]

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

As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature – Virtual Book Club July Title: The Creator’s Game by Allan Downey Wednesday, July 27, 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 […]

Green Corn Festival 2022

River Walk Pavilion, 11A School Street Washington, CT 11A School Street, washington, CT

Sunday, August 14th, 12:00pm - 4:00pm (dancing at 1:00pm and 3:00pm) 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 […]