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Children's Hour - One Plant To Rule Them All

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Click on photo to go to Tomaquag’s Children’s Hour Page

Ever been to a super Walmart? They have everything you need all in one stop. That’s kind of what it’s like to harvest Cattails. If there was ever a one-stop plant shop, Cattails would be my pick. Join us this week as we explore the many uses of cattails. Be ready to dissect and explore and help us build a chart for all the parts of this amazing plant and its 1001 uses! 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  

Later Event: August 21
Beaded Indian Corn Workshop