Lacrosse Stick Demonstration with Traditional Stickmaker Alfie Jacques

Did you know that lacrosse is a traditional Native American game? It is most often credited to the Nations of the Iroquois, or Haudenosaunee, Confederacy, where it continues to be known as the “Creator’s Game” or “Medicine Game.” For nearly six decades, Alfie Jacques, of the Onondaga Turtle Clan, has continued the tradition of crafting […]

Flotation Workshop

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Not all artifacts during an archaeological excavation are easy to spot in the screen. As a matter of fact, some of the most telling and important artifacts can be very difficult to separate from the soil. With a process called flotation, archaeologists run soil samples through water in order to preserve very small details, such […]

$5 – $15

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

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

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 featuring a range of genres, all of the books we will be reading have been written […]

Free

Flintknapping Workshop with Jeff Kalin

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

In person, outdoor event -Saturday, July 10, 1:00 to 4:00pm Looking for a workshop that will rock your world? Flintknapping is a process used to shape stone tools using pressure, and requires the ability to control the way certain types of rocks break when they are struck. Spend a day exploring how stone tools such […]

Artifact ID Day with Dr. Lucianne Lavin

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Sunday, July 25, 1:00pm to 4:00 pm (1 hour timeslots) In person, small group event Do you have any stone artifacts or Northeastern Native American cultural items? Between 1:00 and 4:00, sign up for a time slot with our Director of Research and Collections, Lucianne Lavin, Ph. D. for a small group Artifact I.D. Day. Join […]

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

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 featuring a range of genres, all of the books we will be reading have been written […]

The Science and Tradition of Dugout Canoes

For thousands of years, the Native inhabitants of the Eastern Woodlands were able to make dugout canoes using natural materials found in their environment. Want to get an in depth look at how these vessels were made? Join Museum Assistant Lydia Downs, a graduate student in the Maritime Studies Program at Eastern Carolina University, for […]

16th Annual Green Corn Festival

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

Sunday, August 15th, 12:00 - 4:00pm In-Person, Outdoor Event, Rain or Shine Location: River Walk Pavilion, 11A School Street Washington, CT For thousands of years, corn has been an integral part of life for many Native American peoples. To honor and celebrate the first harvest, we welcome you to join us for our 16th Annual […]

River Ecology Explorations with Susan Scherf – POSTPONED

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Due to the impeding storm, Hurricane Henri, River Ecology Explorations with Susan Scherf has been postponed to August 29th.  Due to the impending storm, we have decided to postpone the River Ecology Explorations Walk with Susan Scherf, originally scheduled for tomorrow, August 22. Instead, we invite you to join us on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00. […]

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

August Title: Bury My Heart at Chuck E Cheese’s by Tiffany Midge Wednesday, August 25, 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 featuring a range […]