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2018 Honoring The Veterans Powwow | Mashantucket Pequot Museum

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All are welcome at the annual Honoring The Veterans Powwow at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum on November 10, 2018 in Mashantucket, Connecticut. We invite all members of the military, both Veteran and active duty and their families to join us in honoring and thanking this Country’s greatest heroes at our Honoring The Veterans Powwow. The beauty and significance of colorful clothing and jewelry, the passion of beating drums, the powerful, meaningful dances. Don’t miss a very special powwow honoring veterans, this Sat at The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center.

Honoring The Veterans Powwow | Mashantucket Pequot Museum

Generous support for the Honoring The Veterans Powwow at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum by our sponsors The Simon Konover Company and The Pepsi Bottling Company.

Powwows, like the Honoring The Veterans Powwow at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, are public events anyone can go to. But, there are a few things that first timers should learn to expect. Most instructions will come from the announcer so make sure you’re paying attention. Certain parts of a powwow ask the public to stand for events such as the grand entry, flag song or honor songs. Some dances, like intertribals and round dances, are open to the public and some are not. The announcer will inform the public when they can enter the arena to participate in a dance. Cameras are allowed and welcome, but occasionally you’ll be asked not to photograph certain events and if you’d like to stop a dancer and take a picture with them, the proper thing to do is to ask their permission first. The dancer’s outfit is commonly referred to as “regalia” and for Powwow dancers this is a way of life and not a show for the public so respect for their regalia is also key. Please do not touch a dancer’s regalia unless invited. Other than that, enjoy the music, dance, food, art and celebration that are going on and make sure you have a good time. For more information, see the Powwow FAQ below.

Honoring The Veterans Powwow Mini-Gallery

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Note: Foxwoods Rewards Points are accepted at the museum for admission, dining, memberships and gift store purchases.

Free Admission:
The following individuals are allowed free admission into the museum during the Veterans Powwow
– Native and non-native veterans with ID and one (1) guest
– Native and non-native active duty military and one (1) guest
– Museum Members
– Children under 6

Complimentary Food: To honor and thank service members we will be offering a complimentary meal of succotash or chowder and corn cakes or frybread to veterans/active duty military and one (1) guest

Admission Option 1 (Guests/Visitors) – Daily Museum Admission
Guests that purchase our daily museum admission have access to the entire museum including the powwow. Daily museum admission pricing is listed below:

Prices Per Person
Members – Free
Adults – $20
Seniors (65+) – $15
College Students (with ID) – $15
Youth (6-17) – $12
Children under 6 – Free

Admission Option 2 – Powwow Access Only – $10
Guests (adults, seniors, students and youth 6-17) can purchase powwow access tickets only for $10 if they want to experience only the powwow in the Gathering Space. Children under 6 are free. Purchasing a powwow access only admission does not allow you into the museum exhibits.

Powwow Dancer Registration Fee – $10
Dancers wishing to participate in the powwow can register at the front desk of the museum before 11:00 am and be dressed for grand entry at 11:00 am.