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Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center Mission Statement
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, part of the government of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, is a non-profit educational institution that seeks to further knowledge and understanding of the richness and diversity of the indigenous cultures and societies of the United States and Canada.To accomplish this mission, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will conduct and support research and the development of ethnographic, archival, library, and archeological collections and provide programs and exhibits that encourage interaction with and among indigenous peoples, the general public, and the scholarly community, by:
- Providing permanent and temporary exhibits detailing the culture and history of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and other indigenous peoples and their relationships to their cultural and physical environments;
- Supporting a research library encompassing the tribal histories of the indigenous people of the United States and Canada;
- Supporting an archive emphasizing the tribal histories of the indigenous peoples of the northeastern United States;
- Supporting the childrenÃ¢Â Â s library encompassing the tribal histories of the indigenous people of the United States and Canada and specializing in the training of young scholars;
- Supporting a state-of-the-art anthropological/archeological research department to conduct and sponsor research;
- Developing public educational programs designed for school and civic groups, and the general public, such as theater and musical performances, art exhibits, craft shows, temporary exhibits, lectures, conferences, symposia, and sponsored research;
- Support the continued development of ethnographic and fine art collections with a primary focus on Native peoples of North America.
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center is a 306,000 sq. ft. Native American museum, dedicated to persevering the heritage of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, as well as other Eastern Woodland tribes.
Today it is sustained through grants, sponsorships, donations and the support of private and corporate members. The Museum brings to life the story of the Mashantucket Tribal Nation and serves as a major resource on the history of the Tribe, the histories and cultures of other tribes, and the regionÃ¢Â Â s natural history. The center is handicap accessible.The Museum is open 7 days per week, daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., last admission at 3 p.m. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Eve day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve day, Christmas, New YearÃ¢Â Â s Eve day, and New YearÃ¢Â Â s. An average tour of the exhibits takes approximately 3-5 hours.
Museum admission is as follows:
Adults - $15
Children - $10
Seniors (55 & Over) - $13
Walk-In Group Rates (10 or more) - $13
Under 6 Free of Charge
Admission Information: 860-396-6910
Group Rates are processed through our Group Sales Department. The number to call is 860-396-6839.www.pequotmuseum.org
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