This May, the Institute for American Indian Studies located on 38 Curtis Rd. in Washington Connecticut is hosting a series of events that are of interest to young and old alike.
On May 10, an annual favorite returns to the Institute, the Call of the Wild Wolf program that begins at 1 p.m. The wolves come from the Wolf Conservation Center of South Salem, New York! Participants will get to meet Atka, the oldest and most traveled ambassador wolf, to learn more about wolves, their behavior, their unique relationship with the environment and our role in protecting their future. There is limited seating so be sure to make your reservations in advance to avoid missing out on meeting these majestic animals. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for kids.
On May 31 participants are invited to prepare and enjoy a a delicious prehistoric meal with Judy Kalin of Primitive Technologies! Participants will learn how to prepare food in a traditional way and will use traditional Native American crops and a variety of wild edibles. Participants will work with stone age tools and utensils to create a sampling of dishes cooked over the village hearth. Registration and prepayment required. Please call for reservations. Fee: $20; $15 IAIS
The Museum is open Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Permanent exhibits include Quinnetukut: Our Homeland, Our Story; From East To West: Across Our Homelands; Digging into the Past: Archaeology in Connecticut; a Sachem's wigwam (longhouse) classroom with a beautifully painted lifeways mural; and a replicated early-1900s Northeastern reservation house room. Changing exhibits and the shop's Artist's Corner give visitors a reason to come back again and again.