Tomaquag Museum video projects are produced by our staff and interns. Through the generous donations of supporters and program grants, Tomaquag produces a variety of educational videos which we make Available on this page, as well as via our weekly podcast "Indigenous Life-ways.  We Thank our many supporters. Without their help, we would not be able to produce this free resource. 



Here is a special little holiday message. Thank you for supporting Tomaquag Museum! We look forward to a bright new year in 2017! 

Tomaquag museum would like to thank our MANY supporters and partners during the 2016 season! This video is a summary of events and activities from this past year. This would not be possible without your help.  We say again Thank You!


Tomaquag Museum was recently awarded the 2016 National Medal from the Institute of Museum and library services!  As part of the selection process, we were asked to produce and submit a video which focuses on a community member who was impacted positively by our Museum. We selected Christian Hopkins, a member of the Narragansett tribal nation. Here is that video. 


Tomaquag Museum is presented National Medal Award

Tomaquag Museum Executive Director Lorén Spears and Narragansett Community member Christian Hopkins were given the 2016 National Medal award from First Lady Michelle Obama.


Tomaquag Museum celebrates national recognition on the Dan Yorke "State of Mind" TV show

Lorén Spears, Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum, the only Native American focused museum in Rhode Island, joins Dan to discuss the museum’s recent national success and to parse out the challenges indigenous peoples face in Rhode Island and internationally.

Dan Yorke State of Mind, a television program on myRITV, tackles the issues affecting everyday Rhode Islanders – from the economy to education, local politics to the lighter side of life – this half hour show promises to be informative and entertaining.

Dan Yorke State of Mind airs every weeknight at 7:30 p.m. on myRI-TV and midnight on FOX Providence.

Full episodes of Dan Yorke State of Mind will also be available to view on our website:

Tomaquag museum on state of mind





In appreciation of their contributions towards our continued success in 2014, Tomaquag Museum Honors:

Allen Hazard, (Narragansett) A master Wampum Maker and owner of the Purple Shell

Myrna George: President & CEO, South County Tourism Council, Inc.

Daniel Kertzner: Vice President for Grant Programs at the Rhode Island Foundation

Wanda (Cherokee/Choctaw)  Principal Consultant Lord & Associates

Please watch the celebration below!


tomaquag's 2014 Thanksgiving Address

Watch the video presentation of our year in review for 2014! Giving thanks to our partners, performers, donors, funders and visitors like you. Celebrating our new exhibits, art shows, on & offsite programs, new home planning and much more! Kutaputush! Thank You!