Posts Tagged ‘ Historic Preservation ’

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! […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



Learn: Great Swamp Fight of Fairfield

The Great Swamp Fight of 1637: wtnh.com 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 […]



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.