Connecticut Cultural Treasure: Mashantucket Pequot Museum

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is a Connecticut Cultural Treasure!

Enjoy this 5-minute video about the museum and research center. At the 4:30 mark, see Kevin McBride (project director) in our laboratories briefly discussing the Battlefields of the Pequot War research (with a few artifacts in hand)!

Connecticut has an abundance of unique landmarks, nationally significant cultural resources and wonderful stories to tell. From historic landmarks and museums to parks and performing arts venues, the Constitution State is bursting with fascinating destinations and attractions. Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN), the parent company of Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and WNPR, and the Department of Economic and Community Development have formed a partnership to promote and highlight these remarkable state treasures. Premiering on Thursdays at 8 p.m. starting October 11 on CPTV (with encore broadcasts on Sundays at 10 p.m.), Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a new series of 50 five-minute vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources. In addition to their broadcast on CPTV, the shorts will also be available online at and CPBN and DECD hope these vignettes will deepen an awareness and appreciation for Connecticut cultural resources for state residents, while also promoting the state’s tourism economy. 

Funding for Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is provided by CPTV, the State of Connecticut, Melinda and Paul Sullivan and People’s United Bank. Additional funding for some segments of Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is provided by a matching grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council.