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The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is located in Mashantucket, Connecticut, and offers engaging experiences for all ages, from life-size walk-through dioramas that transport visitors into the past, to changing exhibits and live performances of contemporary arts and cultures. Extensive interactive exhibits depict 18,000 years of Native and natural history, while two libraries, including one for children, offer a diverse selection of materials on the histories and cultures of all Native peoples of the United States and Canada.

The primary mission of the Research Department, which includes Archaeology, Collections Management, Curation, Conservation and Historical Research is to research and preserve the history and cultural heritage of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe through a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural perspective that incorporates oral history, archaeology, material culture and written records. The Research Department provides materials and expertise to assist Mashantucket Pequot Tribal members, other Native tribes, professionals and the general public to obtain information that will increase awareness and understanding of Native peoples throughout the northeastern United States.

The museum is open to the public May 15, 2015.

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After more than 375 years, the Pequot War (1636-1637) remains one of the most controversial and significant events in Colonial and Native history of America.

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center is identifying and preserving battlefields and historical sites associated with the Pequot War.

The primary goal of the Battlefields of the Pequot War project, with support from the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program, is the identification of battlefield sites and obtaining physical evidence through non-invasive archaeological investigations.

Partnering with the Office of the Connecticut State Archaeologist, the Connecticut State Historian, and local historical societies and museums, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center has undertaken a comprehensive study to research all aspects of the Pequot War.

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