Opening today, October 24, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center presents Neetôpáwees: Dolls as Ambassadors of Native Culture, a new exhibit featuring historic and contemporary dolls from the museum’s collection; fun, family-friendly activities will be held; and a new film featuring interviews with six local Native doll makers will be shown. Dolls are more than just for play; they are childhood friends, treasured keepsakes, and representatives of our lives in miniature. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center is a tribally owned-and-operated, state-of-the-art complex located in Mashantucket, Conn. Opened on August 11, 1998, it presents the rich history of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the histories and cultures of other tribes, and the region’s natural history through a series of innovative presentations.
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