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 […]
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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 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 Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is a Connecticut Cultural Treasure! Enjoy this 5-minute video about the museum and research center. At the 4:30 mark, see Kevin McBride (project director) in our laboratories briefly discussing the Battlefields of the Pequot War research (with a few artifacts in hand)! Connecticut has an abundance of unique landmarks, nationally significant […]
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 […]
Recent article chronicling archaeology of the Battlefields of the Pequot War project. Fieldwork currently underway to document English & Native retreat from the Battle of Mistick Fort of the Pequot War in 1637, often referred to as the Mystic Massacre, when 77 English and Native soldiers attacked a Pequot fortified village.
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 […]