Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mashantucket Pequot Museum September Calendar Of Events

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The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe's museum calendar of events for September:

On Exhibit Through Saturday, Sept. 6
RACE: Are We So Different?
This special exhibit features film, still photography, interactive components and local programming and invites visitors to explore race and racism in America from the perspectives of science, human history and everyday experience.

Saturday, Sept. 13
Museum Members’ Trip
Members Only. Join Museum Executive Director Kimberly Hatcher-White (Mashantucket Pequot) and Director of Public Programs Trudie Lamb Richmond (Schaghticoke) for a trip to the Institute of American Indian Studies in Washington, CT. $50 fee per member does not include lunch. RSVP by Sept. 9 to Sarah Eleazer: (860) 396-6890 or seleazer@mptn-nsn.gov.

Saturday, Sept. 20, Noon–4 pm
Battlefield Bus Tour
Join Museum Research Director Dr. Kevin McBride and military researcher David Naumec as they pinpoint battle sites, routes of march and campsites of the Pequot War, which raged from 1636–1638. Limited to 20 participants. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members. Register by Sept. 12: (800) 411-9671. Click here to download* the flyer.

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 3–5:30 pm
Educators’ Open House: Storytelling Celebrates Diversity
Discover what teachers and storytellers have in common at the Museum’s annual Educators’ Open House. Learn how museum tours and programs complement teaching objectives. Keynote speaker Dr. Raouf Mama examines the role storytelling can play as an educational tool. Refreshments. Gift bags for the first 50 educators to register: (860) 396-6839.

Saturday, Sept. 27
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Smithsonian members, magazine subscribers, friends, and web site browsers can take advantage of this special Museum Day and receive free admission for one person and an accompanying guest when they present Smithsonian Museum Day passes from www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 11 am–Noon
Behind the Movie Curtain
Go behind the scenes of “The Witness” with Head Curator Stephen Cook and scholar Jack Campisi as they reveal how the exhibit war film was shot, how the costumes were made and what props and special effects were employed. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 1–2 pm
Forensic Archaeology and the Pequot War
Join Museum Conservator Doug Currie and military researcher David Naumec as they detail findings—including mysterious conical brass projectiles—from various battle sites involving the Pequots in the 1630s. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2:30–4 pm
Pequot War: Technology and Tactics
Discover how wars were fought in the “new world” more than 350 years ago with Museum Research Director Dr. Kevin McBride, Connecticut College professor Manuel Lizarralde and military researcher David Naumec. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.