Aer Lingus Window of the Week Competition - What to see in Connecticut...Mashantucket Pequot Museum
16th June 2017 - 10:33pm
We have all seen those cowboy and Indian TV shows and movies. The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Centre, located near the tribe's Foxwoods Resort Casino, opened in 1998. The 308,000 sq ft (28,600 m2) facility was built at a cost of $193.4 million, largely funded by casino revenues. The museum's permanent collection includes artefacts of Native American peoples of eastern North America from the 16th century to the 20th century, as well as commissioned art works and traditional crafts by modern Native Americans. A series of interactive exhibits and life-size three-dimensional dioramas depicts the life and history of the Mashantucket Pequot and their ancestors from the last glacial period through modern times. One highlight is a 22,000 sq ft walk-through re-creation of a coastal Pequot village around the year 1550, shortly before the first contact with Europeans. The village is populated by 51 life-size figures of Indians engaged in activities such as building wigwams, sharpening arrows and weaving mats. Well worth a visit.
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