The Institute of American Indian Studies at 38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT will inspire a love of history and culture with its village interpreter program this summer from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays July 28 and 29, August 11, 12, 25, and 26.
In its 8th year, this fun summer event offers weekend visitors a personal glimpse into the cultures and lifeways of Native North America. Experience the living history of Connecticut as Native American descendents from various tribes across the country demonstrate traditional crafts and skills, sharing their history, culture and life experiences and answering your questions.
Taino, Two Kettles Lakota, Ojibwa, Abenaki, Mi’Kmaq, Shinnecock, Mohawk, Cree, and Cherokee descendants, all who reside in Connecticut, will be represented.
The Village Interpreter Program is funded in part by the Ellen Knowles Harcourt Foundation and the Connecticut Community Foundation. The cost of the program is included in museum admission. Museum admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, $3 for kids and IAIS members receive free admission.