Come Visit Expanded Pequot War Gallery!

Archaeology of Mistick Fort Exhibit

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center – Pequot War Gallery

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

The “Archaeology of Mistick Fort” exhibit highlights the latest findings and over 60 artifacts from the Pequot Museum’s archaeological surveys of the Mistick Fort site and the subsequent English Allied Withdrawal. It exhibits 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 are explored in this exhibit expansion along with 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 and resulting “Mystic Massacre” 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 recovered by the Pequot Museum Research Department that were lost nearly 380 years ago, examples of which have never seen before.  This includes brass Pequot, Narragansett, Niantic, and “River Indian arrow points, European gun parts, and personal items carried by Native and English combatants during the May 26, 1637 battle.

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