FREE Admission to Pequot Museum on Sept 27

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Contact: Jami Ouellette, Imaj Associates
401-465-0983 or jami@imajassociates.com

VISITOR INFORMATION:
Visit: smithsonianmag.com
or call: (800) 411-9671

Special events galore in celebration of Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

MASHANTUCKET, CT (Sept 24, 2014) — The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, the largest Native American Museum on the continent, has planned multiple events for Saturday, Sept. 27, in addition to the museum’s 85,000-square-feet of exhibits. Saturday marks Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!, during which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. For two free admission tickets visit smithsonianmag.com. Museum hours are 9 am – 5 pm.

Special events for the day include:
For ages 14 and older:
“A Conversation: Cultural Appropriation, Stereotypes, & Indian Mascots”
From 1-3 pm, join this engaging discussion. Panelists are 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. Note, there is a cost for this event: $10 per person. $5 with student ID. Sponsored by the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Connecticut College.

For kids:
The Bison Challenge: 1- 3 pm
Kids can test their speed, strength, and senses against the performance of a bison, in an outdoor activity that takes place on our Farmstead, from 1-3 pm.

For educators:
The Annual Educators’ Open House
Educators are invited to the Museum on Sept. 27 to take guided Exhibit Highlights tours and a teachers-only look at the Museum’s collections. Free to educators and one guest, proof of school affiliation required at check-in. Registration recommended. Tour space is limited. (800) 411-9671 or rsvp@pequotmuseum.org.

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

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