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 currently closed, and reopening May 1, 2015.
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