Experience Living History on Oct. 11 at Pequot Museum

MASHANTUCKET, CT  — The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is hosting a living history day with three exiting events on Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 am-5 pm,in addition to the Museum’s 85,000-square-feet of world-class exhibits.

The three special experiences are:

17th century Military and Civilian Encampment: 10 am – 5 pm

Adults and children are invited for a hands-on experience of a 17th century military and civilian encampment, with soldiers, warriors, and civilians from the Pequot War (1636-1637) and King Philip’s War (1675-1677) periods. Demonstrations include musket and bow shooting, campfire cooking, lithic tool making, flint knapping, period blacksmithing, and English militia drills. This is an opportunity to get a close look at both European and Native cultures from an important era. This event is free with Museum admission.

Registration by Oct. 9 is required for the events below: Monhantic Fort Tour and Major Jason Warren’s presentation. Call (800) 411-9671 or email rsvp@pequotmuseum.org.

Special guided tour of a King Philip’s War-era Pequot fort: 10:30 am – noon

Dr. Kevin McBride, director of the Museum’s Research Department, leads a guided tour of a Pequot fort from the King Philip’s War era, at 10:30 am-noon. Located within walking distance of the Museum, the Monhantic Fort site was discovered in 1992 by Dr. McBride. It is one of the best-studied Native forts from that time period. Participants on the tour learn about archeological field methods, findings, and the significance of this unique site. The fee for the tour is $10 per person, $5 for Museum members. Museum admission is not included. . Call (800) 411-9671 or email rsvp@pequotmuseum.org.

Meet author Jason Warren: 1:30 pm

Learn more about King Philip’s War and meet author Jason Warren, a U.S. Army major.  Dr. Warren discusses his book, Connecticut Unscathed: Victory in the Great Narragansett War, 1675-1676. The book refocuses Connecticut’s role in the war and how the colony achieved success by establishing a policy of moderation toward the Native groups living within its borders. He lectures at 1:30 pm and signs copies of his book from 2:30-4:30. $10 for the lecture. Museum admission is not required. . Call (800) 411-9671 or emailrsvp@pequotmuseum.org.

About the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, part of the government of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, is a non-profit educational institution that seeks to further knowledge and understanding of the richness and diversity of the indigenous cultures and societies of the United States and Canada. The Museum provides exhibits, programs, and research opportunities to encourage interaction with and among indigenous peoples, the general public, and the scholarly community. Visit:www.pequotmuseum.org

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