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First Peoples of Rhode Island Tour Launch Event!

  • Tomaquag Museum 390 Summit Rd. Exeter, RI 02822 USA (map)

Join us for the launch of the First Peoples of Rhode Island Rhode Tour! Developed with the Tomaquag Museum, the tour shares the broad stories and histories of Rhode Island’s Indigenous Peoples through the experiences of unique individuals. From Westerly to North Smithfield, to Providence and Bristol, stops explore both historical and contemporary stories of Native American life and heritage. At the event, Content Developer Katherine Kirakosian, PhD will talk about her experiences in curating the tour, while Tomaquag Executive Director Lorén Spears gives supporting cultural details. The Tomaquag Museum will be open to visitors who would like to dive deeper and learn more about the heritage and history of Rhode Island’s First Peoples, Saturday, October 20th from 10-12pm. Light refreshments will be provided!

Event is free with your eventbrite registration. Visit to register now!

A joint initiative of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and the Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Tour is a smartphone app and website that uses text, sound, and images to bring Rhode Island stories to the palm of your hand. Visit to take a thematic tour sitting at your computer, or download the app for free from the Apple Store or Google Play to experience Rhode Island in a whole new way!

Thanks to the Heritage Harbor Foundation as well as the Herman H. Rose Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation for the generous support.

For questions, please contact Logan Hinderliter, Associate Director, Grants & Partnerships at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities: or (401) 273-2250.

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Earlier Event: October 13
Partner Event: Wild For The Outdoors
Later Event: October 23
PBS Native America Series