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Children's Hour - Honoring Our Fathers

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Pa, dad, papa, daddy, pop…we have lots of names for our Fathers just like plants have lots of different names. Names are very important to identify plants and special people. Come listen to the story of Thunder Boy Jr. written by Native Author,Sherman Alexie, and the name his father gave him and the special relationship this father and son share. Then create a special gift to give to your fathers or another special loved one. 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: June 5
Children's Hour - Flower Power
Later Event: June 19
Children's Hour - Strawberries