The Mashantucket Pequot Museum is a local resource and research center for the history and cultures of Native Americans. It is run as a non-profit educational institute by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation since 1998. Part of what makes this museum so unique are the exhibits and special events offered throughout the year.
As we prepare to stuff our bellies and give thanks this Thanksgiving, the museum is gearing up for events that reflect their culture, cuisine, and the celebration of their traditions. On November 30, 2013 from 11am to 2pm sample native cooking. Foods will be prepared over an open fire, as meals were prepared and served on the 17th century farmstead. Admission to this Thanksgiving event is free with admission to the museum.
A monthly beading circle gives insight into the culture of this tribe. Guests will learn to make their own need case. This event is open to guests ages 11 and older. Beading circle is $25, or &15 for members. A schedule of all events held at Mashantucket Pequot Museum are listed online.
Children ages 15 and younger are admitted for free on the first Saturday of each month, a discount that you can't resist. Admission to the museum is $20 for adults, $15 for students and over 55, $12 for ages 6-18, and free for children 6 and younger. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm, with the last admission being at 4pm. They are closed Sunday through Tuesday. Mashantucket Pequot Museum is located at 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT. For more information call 800-411-9671.
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