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Info for Fairfield (Southport), CT Landholders!

  Battle of Munnacommock Swamp / “Pequot Swamp Fight” July 13-14, 1637 The Fairfield Museum and History Center has embarked on an exciting new project in conjunction with the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP), Connecticut Office of the State Archaeologist, the Connecticut State Historian and local institutions to study the last battle […]



Battlefield Archaeology at the Denison Homestead!

Battlefield Archaeology at the Denison Homestead Battlefield Archaeologists from the Pequot Museum led an archaeological dig onsite at the Denison Homestead this past July and August.  The goal of the survey was to both educate participants in archaeological survey methods and to search for evidence of 17th century occupation.  The Denison Homestead was built by […]



Summer 2014 Battlefield Field School Underway!

Update: our 2014 UConn Battlefield Archaeology Field School is underway! Students are currently excavating the second half of the second phase of the Battle of Mistick Fort. The area the students are excavating covers approximately 10-15 acres, and is the site of a battle between the Pequot and the retreating English and Native allied force. This battlefield […]



The Day: Digging for the truth about the Pequot War

Research and artifacts from local sites reveal that historic battle with British may not have been as one-sided as previously thought  By Brian Hallenbeck Mashantucket – The past, it seems, is always evolving. Few would know that better than the members of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center team that’s been combing through the Pequot War’s […]



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

Recently, we were mentioned in a great article at SoRhodeIsland.com: 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 […]



Guest Post: Kate Dupuis on Attending our Conference

Inspired and Impassioned: A Student’s Review of our “17th Century” Conference As a product of the social media generation, it’s not unusual that I heard about the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center’s 17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy, & Society in the American Northeast Academic Conference through Twitter (#mpwarcon).  As the first conference I’ve ever attended, I had no […]



17th Century American Northeast Academic Conference

Academic Conference 17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy, & Society in the American Northeast October 18 & 19, 2013 ~ Friday and Saturday Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center In conjunction with its 15th anniversary, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center presents 17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy, & Society in the American Northeast, a two-day interdisciplinary conference. It brings […]



What happens to artifacts after they get dug up?

Last week, Tedd Levy (Old Saybrook Historical Society Trustee) and Robert Lorenz (photographer) visited our staff at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. Tedd and Bob were curious… What happens to artifacts after they get dug up? Tedd and Bob have watched archaeologists excavate at the battlefield site of the “Siege and Battles of […]



Battlefields of the Pequot War Exhibit at Old Saybrook Historical Society

The Battlefields of the Pequot War has arrived…in Old Saybrook! Visit the Old Saybrook Historical Society to see our mini-exhibit and learn about the Battlefields of the Pequot War project, our field work in Old Saybrook, and battlefield archaeology.  Our exhibit is inside the General William Hart House. We hope you enjoy – let us know what you think! The […]



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 […]