News Published: Sep 12, 2012 - 5:50:53 PM

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center honored by regional magazine

By Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

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MASHANTUCKET, CT - Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center has been awarded the prestigious title of “Best Cultural Museum” by Connecticut Magazine in its annual “Best of Connecticut” issue, which is on newsstands this September.

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is the go-to spot for families, educators, and students who are interested in learning about the rich heritage and history of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and other native peoples. Through a series of innovative presentations, engaging museum tours, and interactive dioramas and activities, guests are able to get an in-depth look into the extensive history of Native American culture. Museum goers spend the day discovering the Museum’s wide range of permanent exhibits, as well as special exhibits which guests may enjoy for a limited time.

“The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is so honored to receive this award from the esteemed publication, Connecticut Magazine,” said Kimberly Hatcher-White, executive director of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. “We are passionate about teaching and preserving the history of native peoples and their contributions to the country and our much loved state of Connecticut. We are very proud to be recognized by its residents.”

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is a tribally owned-and-operated state-of-the-art facility located in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Opened in 1998, the Museum 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. This interactive 308,000-square-foot facility is one of the most innovative and comprehensive centers of its kind in the United States, and it transports visitors back in time with 85,000-square-feet of unforgettable exhibits, featuring creative dioramas, original films and videos, and extensive archives in two impressive libraries. Travelling exhibits and engaging live performances also add to this Smithsonian affiliate’s diverse and extensive resources for guests of all ages. The Museum maintains an active research, archaeology, and conservation program which has organized and completed a number of large-scale archaeology projects.

For more information on the outreach programs at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center please visit or call (860) 396-6839.

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