Off-Site Programs


 
Thank You for giving such a wonderful presentation for my school at the Tomaquag Museum. I learned about the detribalization of the Narragansett. I also learned about the many inaccuracies in our history books. I learned about the genocides of the English against the Narragansetts. Thank you again for teaching us so much.
— Rachel
 
 

Visiting Museum Educator:
 

This is for a small group (20-45 maximum). The Native educator will bring cultural items to share. The history, culture and the arts of Eastern Woodland people will be explored, with Traditional music & dance demonstration. Audience participation is encouraged.     

Beginning at $350/hr (additional $8/pp)


Visiting Museum Educator & Games:
 

This is for a small group (20-45 maximum). The Native educator will bring cultural items to share. The history, culture and the arts of Eastern Woodland people will be explored. Traditional music & dance demonstration is included. Audience participation is encouraged. Includes playing traditional native games such as Hubbub (bowl game), Moccasin game, or Hand game.       

Beginning at $450/1.5 hours (additional $12pp)


Visiting Museum Educator & Film:

This is for small to medium groups (20-75 maximum). The Native educator will bring cultural items to share. The history, culture and the arts of Eastern Woodland people will be explored. Traditional music demonstration is included. It also includes a Native short film such as Pursuit of Happiness, How Birds Got Their Song, Wampum, Sovereign Nation, Sovereign Neighbor, Indigenous Invisibility, Victoria & others with Q & A.

Beginning at  $500/1.5 hours (Additional $15/pp)


 

Visiting Museum Educator & Cultural Slide Presentation:

This is for small to medium groups (20-75 maximum). The Native educator will bring cultural items to share. The history, culture and the arts of Eastern Woodland people will be explored.  Traditional music demonstration is included. It also includes Slideshow Presentations such as Eastern Woodland Native Arts or Ecology of Mother Earth. 

Beginning at $500/ 1.5 hours (Additional $12/pp)


Native Cultural Lectures:

Native cultural lectures presented by Lorén Spears, MsEd., (Narragansett/Niantic), Executive Director of Tomaquag Museum, Founder of Nuweetooun School, Educator, Storyteller, Artist,  Two term Tribal Councilwoman, Traditional dancer, Narragansett Language Committee member, Adjunct Professor at URI and oral historian.

These presentations are one and a half hours long including Q & A. Cultural items may be presented if appropriate for topic. Slide shows or short films may be used to visually enhance lecture.  

Each Lecture begins at $500 includes in state main land travel/$650 out of state plus travel & lodging. Contact – Tomaquag Museum at 491-9063 to book a lecture at your organization or email Lorenspears@tomaquagmuseum.org 

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Visiting Museum Educator & Craft Lesson:
 

This is for a small group (20-35 students maximum). The Native educator will bring cultural items to share. The history, culture and the arts of Eastern Woodland people will be explored. Traditional music & dance demonstration is included. Audience participation is encouraged. It also includes making a craft such as a ring & pin games, beaded rings or dream-catchers.                  

Beginning at$500/2 hours (Additional $15/pp)


 

Visiting Storyteller Cultural Presentation:
 

This is for a small group (20-75 max). The Native educator will bring cultural items to share. The history, culture and the arts of Eastern Woodland people will be explored. Traditional music & dance demonstration is included.                                                                                      

Beginning at$600/ 1 hour (Additional $15/pp)


 

Storytelling & Cultural Presentation:

This is for a large group (100-500+ estimated). The Native educators will bring cultural items to share. The history, culture and the arts of Eastern Woodland people will be explored. A Slide show depicting Native culture will be shown to enhance understanding (optional). Traditional music & dance demonstrations and traditional storytelling are included. Audience participation is encouraged.

Beginning at$1500/ per hour


*(Must select one craft, game, film, or slide presentation in advance.)

** Please request our full slide presentation list

Can’t make it to us? We’ll come to you!  Our visiting museum educators are available year round for offsite educational visits and workshops!  Call us to learn how you can book a program!  

Programs can be formatted to fit your needs by special request.  Speak to our staff to learn more.  Call (401) 491-9063 or email slarose@tomaquagmuseum.org now!