Posts Tagged ‘ Military History ’

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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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.



Mark your calendars for a new program!

Friday, April 19, 1-2:30 pm New Witnesses to the Pequot War We now know SO much more after several years of research! Come learn about all of the discoveries, and compare it to previous knowledge… Pequot War researchers Dr. Kevin McBride and David Naumec share new insights about the battle based on their archaeological and […]