Posts Tagged ‘ Get Involved ’

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 […]



MPMRC 17th Century Encampment – 2016!

Photo’s from the MPMRC’s 3rd Annual 17th Century Encampment! The 3rd Annual 17th Century Encampment was held on the museum farmstead on June 24 and 25, 2016! Over 50 Native American, European, and African American reenactors and historical interprtors joined us for this two day event where the visitors experienced different aspects of 17th Century life! This […]



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 […]



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 […]



2014 Battlefield Archaeology Field School

2014 UConn Field School in Battlefield Archaeology May 28 through July 3, 2014 Sponsored by: UConn Department of Anthropology Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program The University of Connecticut and Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center will offer a field school in battlefield archaeology at a seventeenth century battlefield from the […]



Call for Abstracts: 17TH CENTURY WARFARE, DIPLOMACY, & SOCIETY IN THE AMERICAN NORTHEAST

Call for Abstracts: 17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy, & Society in the American Northeast October 17, 18, & 19, 2013 Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, PO Box 3180, Mashantucket, Connecticut 06338 Abstract Submission Deadline: February 1, 2013 The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, in conjunction with its 15th anniversary, presents the […]



North Brookfield Historical Society – Research trip!

A significant part of our research at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center is identifying local material culture collections associated with the Pequot War and King Philip’s War of 1675-1676. We have been lucky to work with people from across New England and the United States – as well as overseas – at small […]



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.



A Chance to Tell your Story

Kristin Swanton, M.A. candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is currently working on her Masters thesis on the archaeology at the Battle of Mystic Fort. Her specific focus explores how the legacy and memory of the Pequot War have impacted archaeological research. Preliminary findings were recently presented at the Society for Historical Archaeology Conference in […]