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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 […]

Do you have information to share?

Can you help us with our research? We are looking for objects, old diaries and oral traditions related to King Philip’s War, and in particular the battle of Turner’s Falls (Battle of Great Falls / Wissantinnewag-Peskeompskut). Our researchers are currently working with private individuals and historical societies to document existing artifact and document collections pertaining […]

Introducing the Turner’s Falls Consortium!

Introducing the Turner’s Falls Consortium The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center and Anthropology Department at the University of Connecticut have been asked by the Battlefield Study Advisory Board to conduct the research phase for the King Philip’s War Battle of Great Falls/Wissantinnewag-Peskeompskut (May 19, 1676). The Battlefield Advisory Board is a consortium of three […]

October is Rhode Island Archaeology Month

Rhode Island Archaeology Month Come celebrate Rhode Island Archaeology Month with a wide-ranging program of events that provide opportunities to learn about our state’s rich archaeological heritage directly from leading researchers who are making the latest discoveries. Topics include Manisee heritage, geology and landscape of Paradise Valley, and the archaeology of children. All events are free and open […]

17th Century Encampment June 24-25, 2016

Living History Event 17th Century Encampment June 24 & 25, 2016   9:00-4:30pm at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center Come and witness Colonial English, Dutch and Native cultures including demonstrations, crafts people and re-enactors reveal military and civilian daily life during the 1600’s. Free with museum admission and for more information please visit: […]

Join us for the reopening of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center

Join us on April 1, 2016 during our reopening as we celebrate American Indian culture – past and present. See how our history-changing research informs modern life and beliefs. Join Native artists as they talk about and demonstrate their work. Enjoy the flavors and aromas of our new menu items in the Pequot Café: made […]

17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy & Society in the American Northeast conference papers soon to be released!

Papers released: Select papers presented at the 17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy & Society in the American Northeast conference held at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, October 18-19, 2013 have been released! Each month tune in for a new paper. The papers include a wide range of highly relevant topics pertaining to 17th century […]

Panel Event at Wesleyan University

Indigenous Middletown: Settler Colonial and Wangunk Tribal History At Wesleyan University on Saturday, December 5th from 10am-12noon for a panel event with: Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D. – Director of Research and Collections at the Institute for American Indian Studies and author of Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples Timothy Ives, Ph.D. – Principal archaeologist at the Rhode Island State […]

Photo’s From the MPMRC’s 3rd Annual 17th Century Encampment!

Photo’s from the MPMRC’s 3rd Annual 17th Century Encampment! The 3rd Annual 17th Century Encampment was held on the museum farmstead on June 24 and 25, 2016! Over 50 Native American, European, and African American reenactors and historical interprtors joined us for this two day event where the visitors experienced different aspects of 17th Century life! This […]

10th Bi-Annual International Fields of Conflict Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is hosting the 10th Bi-Annual International Fields of Conflict (FOC) Conference September 26-30, 2018. The conference will showcase new perspectives regarding conflict and diplomacy, conflict archaeology including new archaeological methods, military technologies, battlefield sites, and military archaeology, and social and physical landscape change as a […]