New Pequot War Exhibit Opening October 1, 2016

Archaeology of Mistick Fort Exhibit

Opening October 1, 2016 at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center in the Pequot War Gallery

On Saturday, October 1, 2016 the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center will open an exciting new addition to the Pequot War Gallery.

The “Archaeology of Mistick Fort” exhibit will highlight the project’s latest findings and over 50 artifacts from the Pequot Museum’s archaeological surveys of the Mistick Fort site, and the subsequent English Allied Withdrawal. It will highlight findings from the first of several “Battlefields of the Pequot War” projects completed by the Pequot Museum in conjunction with the National Park Service, American Battlefield Protection Program.

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The events of May 26, 1637 will be explored in this exhibit expansion while exploring the Historical Memory & Legacy of the War, the latest Conflict Archaeology techniques used to rediscover the fort, and a selection of never before seen artifacts from the day of the battle.

The Battle of Mistick Fort is one of the most critical events in early American history, and of central importance to not only the Pequot tribe, but other Native American people of the Northeast. Come discover objects that were lost nearly 380 years ago!  This includes brass Pequot, Narragansett, Niantic, and “River Indian arrow points, European gun parts, and personal items carried and dropped by Native and English soldiers during the May 26, 1637 battle.


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