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at Port Discovery for a Limited Time

Featured Exhibits at Port Discovery Children's Museum

Port Discovery will open a new temporary exhibit, Native Voices: New England Tribal Families, on March 3, 2018. 

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Native Voices: New England Tribal Families - at Port Discovery March 3 through May 13, 2018

Opening to the public on March 3, Native Voices, New England Tribal Families is an introduction to native communities around New England today. By visiting five different communities from northern to southern New England, museum visitors learn a lot about Native American traditions and how modern families balance contemporary life with preservation of important cultural identities.

Native Voices: New England Tribal Families takes us through four New England seasons and shares stories, songs, and cultural materials that illustrate strong and enduring connections between tribes and their traditional homelands. 

Visitors will meet members of the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot of Maine, the Narragansett of Rhode Island, and the Aquinnah Wampanoag and Mashpee Wampanoag of Massachusetts through a series of environments and activities. 

Visitors can:

  • Toboggan down a hill in Maine with young members of the Penobscot tribe
  • Practice beading in an artist's studio on Cape Cod
  • Meet students in a classroom at the Nuweetooun Tribal School in Rhode Island
  • Explore a cranberry bog and the Aquinnah Tribal Museum on Martha's Vineyard
  • Follow Michael’s journey to Pow Wows across the United States and Canada.

Created by Boston Children’s Museum (BCM) and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities™ (NEH), this exhibit represents a unique collaboration between native advisors and the Museum’s exhibit design team. It builds on 60 years of collaboration between the Museum and native tribes in New England. The hands-on activities, compelling immersive environments, and evocative artifacts, both old and new provide a great way to learn about how all cultures preserve important values and hand them down from one generation to the next. 

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Native Voices: New England Tribal Families takes us through four New England seasons and shares stories, songs, and cultural materials that illustrate strong and enduring connections between tribes and their traditional homelands.

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