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Children's Hour - Green Corn Thanksgiving

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

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

This weekend, the Narragansett Tribe will celebrate the Green Corn Thanksgiving, now known as the annual August Meeting Powwow in Charlestown, Rhode Island. Join us this week for our own celebration at Tomaquag Museum as we pay homage to one of our most important traditional foods, corn. We will talk about the origins of corn, hear a traditional story, explore the many traditional uses of corn at our sight and sensory table, and then make our own corn husk dolls to take home. 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 slarose@tomaquagmuseum.org.