The Past and Present Collide: Digging Up History at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum

Recently, we were mentioned in a great article at The Past and Present Collide: Digging up History at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center.

“But that isn’t to say that all of the museum involves staring silently at figures. Quite the contrary, in fact, for the museum strives to make history an interactive experience. Some exhibits feature phone numbers to call for detailed information, whereas others have accompanying touch screens for further exploration. (They even have a professional-grade movie theater showing The Witness, a 30-minute graphic film dramatizing the Pequot War, 1636-38.)

“You can go as deep as you want into any of the stories that are here,” says Kingsland. “It’s very high tech and very detailed, and we really have the cream of the crop researchers backing it all.”

Right now, those cream-of-the-crop researchers are focused on the Pequot War, specifically the major battle that occurred at the aforementioned Pequot fort at Mystic. Kingsland describes their efforts as “on the scale of the research that was behind setting up Gettysburg National Park,” and calls it “a very exciting time” for lovers of Native American history.”


Thank you for the mention,!