Posts Tagged ‘ American Battlefield Protection Program ’

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 […]

Technical Report: Battle of Mistick Fort Site Identification and Documentation

This report is the brief summation of research and field work completed during 2009-2012, and includes the site boundaries of the Battle of Mistick Fort. Download the Technical Report for the Battle of Mistick Fort: Site Identification and Documentation.

Archaeology at Saybrook Fort? Find out about it!

Learn more about battlefield archaeology to take place at the site of Saybrook Fort in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, where a siege and battle took place during the Pequot War of 1636-1637. Project supported by the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program funded through a grant and by the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.

Learn: Great Swamp Fight of Fairfield

The Great Swamp Fight of 1637: Fairfield, Conn. (WTNH) – 374 years ago a violent battle took place in July in a swamp located within the borders of what would become Fairfield. “It was one of the last battles of the war, and significant in that it was the final blow if you will […]

Did you know that Pequot War battlefields are located in Mystic, Old Saybrook, Fairfield, & Wethersfield, CT?

Pequot War battlefields not only took place throughout towns in Connecticut, there are also associated sites in Block Island, Rhode Island and Dover Plains, New York. Read more about these sites below. The 1st action of the Pequot war was on Block Island (August 1636). In retaliation for the murders of traders Oldham and Stone, English forces […]

Archaeology Results from the Battle at Mistick Fort

The Battlefields of the Pequot War project will be presenting two programs this spring, sharing the results from the 2010 Archaeology Field Season that took place in Mystic, Connecticut. Join Dr. Kevin McBride and project staff to learn results and analysis from Mistick Fort fieldwork, current research and what is coming up next for the […]

We’ve made it big!

Check out the Battle of Mistick Fort on the National Park Service website. Thanks, NPS! Stay tuned: analysis and results from study areas at the Battle of Mistick Fort will be coming soon.

Dr. Kevin McBride writes for Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation

Read Dr. Kevin McBride’s online article for the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation here.

Welcome to Battlefields of the Pequot War!

After more than 375 years, the Pequot War (1636-1637) remains one of the most controversial and significant events in Colonial and Native history of America. The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center is identifying and preserving battlefields and historical sites associated with the Pequot War. The primary goal of the Battlefields of the Pequot War project, […]