Educators’ Day Pequot Museum Sept 27

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Media Contact: Jami Ouellette, Imaj Associates, 401-465-0983 or jami@imajassociates.com

Visitor Information:
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
110 Pequot Trail, P.O. Box 3180
Mashantucket, CT 06338-3180
www.pequotmuseum.org
(800) 411-9671

Free Tours and Admission for Educators to Pequot Museum on Sept 27
Discover Enriching and Engaging Programs Designed to Meet Common Core Standards

MASHANTUCKET, CT (Sept 24, 2014) — The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, the largest Native American Museum on the continent, invites educators for the annual Educators’ Open House on Saturday, Sept 27. Educators will join sample guided Exhibit Highlights tours and an exclusive teachers-only look at the Museum’s collections. Tour guides will describe programs that are specifically designed to engage classrooms while meeting Common Core Standards. Free to educators and one guest, proof of school affiliation required at check-in. Registration recommended: (800) 411-9671 or rsvp@pequotmuseum.org. Exhibit Highlight tours are at 1 pm and 3 pm; the tours of the collections are at 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm. Space is limited in all of the tours, first come, first served. Museum hours are 9 am – 5 pm.

Attendees are also welcome to visit any of the museum’s 85,000-square-feet of state-of-the-art exhibits, and attend a panel discussion from 1-3 pm, “A Conversation: Cultural Appropriation, Stereotypes, & Indian Mascots.” This engaging discussion features panelists Adrienne Keene (Cherokee), postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Indian Education, Arizona State University and Michael Taylor (Haudenosaunee), assistant professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies at Colgate University. Sponsored by the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Connecticut College.

About the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & 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. The Museum provides exhibits, programs, and research opportunities to encourage interaction with and among indigenous peoples, the general public, and the scholarly community. Visit: www.pequotmuseum.org.

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