Posts Tagged ‘ Connecticut ’

Mark Your Calendars – 17th Century Encampment 2017!

Join us for the MPMRC’s 4th Annual 17th Century Encampment! The 4th Annual 17th Century Encampment will be this June 23 and 24, 2016! Over 50 Native American, European, and African American reenactors and historical interpreters will be encamped on the Pequot Museum Farmstead for this two day event where the visitors experienced different aspects of 17th Century life! […]



The Fields of Conflict Conference is Coming in 2018!

  Fields of Conflict  Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center September 2018 The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is excited to announce that it has been selected to host the 2018 Fields of Conflict academic conference! Fields of Conflict is a interdisciplinary conference series which brings together scholars studying the various aspects of Conflict […]



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 […]



Last Call for 2016 Battlefield Field School!

Our 2016 Battlefield Archaeology Field School is about to begin!   The annual Pre-contact and Battlefield UConn Field Schools will begin the field season in a few weeks at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. They will learn archaeology field techniques and methods to apply at pre-contact and later historic sites.   Space is still […]



Pequot Museum 2016 Winter Schedule!

Open Every Wednesday for Museum Members! Although the Pequot Museum is closed for the winter (November 29, 2015 – March 31, 2016) the exhibits are open for Museum Members and Group Tours every Wednesday throughout the season! The museum will reopened for the 2016 season on April 1, 2016. During the interim the museum will be open […]



This Saturyday! 4th Annual Pequot War Battlefield Bus Tour!

One day left!  Register at the door! Saturday, Sept. 13, 10 am-1 pm Battlefields of the Pequot War: Tour & Analysis Director of Research Dr. Kevin McBride leads a bus tour of the Mistick Battlefield (May 26, 1637), discussing scientific techniques used to identify the latest recovered artifacts. Afterward, enjoy a lunch of North Atlantic […]



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 […]



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 […]



May 1, 1637: Connecticut Colony Declares War

On May 1, 1637, Connecticut Colony declared war against the Pequot. This marked the first declared war in Connecticut between an indigenous people and English colonists. The conflict, though, had started well before the colony’s 1637 declaration. It stemmed from decades of tension and antagonism between not only the English colonists and the Pequot but […]



Online at ConnecticutHistory.org!

New Pequot War Articles at ConnecticutHistory.org! We have most recently been working with the staff of ConnecticutHistory.org (who are, by the way, a delight!) in prepping and editing articles about the Pequot War for this go-to catch-all Connecticut history website. Take some time to peruse the depths of Connecticut history available…we certainly did! You can find our […]