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Children's Hour - Blueberries

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Ever wonder why the blueberries at your supermarket are so much bigger than the ones you find outside? At this week’s children’s hour, we’ll compare cultivated blueberries to wild ones and make a traditional dish to enjoy, Blueberry Nasaump! Try a bowl while you listed to a story written by Indigenous author Julie Flett titled Wild Berries. Have you ever considered what grows all around us? From food to technology, medicine to spirituality, nature can truly provide us with everything we need. Starting May 1st to the end of August at Children's Hour, we are focusing traditional uses of indigenous plants.

Children’s Hour at Tomaquag Museum is a FREE public program held every Wednesday morning from 10:00-11:00 am for children of all ages. Each week features a different interactive lesson. Through music, dance, storytelling, crafts and Narragansett language, museum educators focus on Indigenous New England history, culture and art.

Thank you to our sponsors from USDA Rural Development Grant and Rhode Island State Council for the Arts! For more information, contact us at 401-491-9063 or email  

Earlier Event: July 9
Basket Making Art Class
Later Event: July 17
Children's Hour - Mullein