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Children's Hour - Celebrate "Native" America

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

Independence Day is tomorrow! But before this country became America, it was already a populated country of Indigenous peoples with a diversity of cultures, traditions, languages, foods, and technologies. Celebrate ‘NATIVE America’ with us this week as we explore Indigenous America. Come play a traditional bowl game and make your own to take home; See if you can identify what foods came from the Americas and what foods were introduced; and listen to a traditional story of how we got the flute’s beautiful song. We’re celebrating just a few things that make Indigenous America so special!

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 26
Children's Hour - Make Me A Salad
Later Event: July 9
Basket Making Art Class