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The Institute for American Indian Studies

Phone: 860-868-0518

38 Curtis Road, PO Box 1260
Washington, CT 06793

Contact: Chris Combs



The Institute for American Indian Studies (IAIS) consists of a museum, education and research center nestled on 15 acres of woodlands and trails. The outdoor exhibits include Three Sisters and Healing Plants Gardens, as well as a replicated 16th Century Algonkian Village. Inside the museum, the exhibits share information on the lives and cultures of prehistoric, historic, and contemporary Native Americans. IAIS’ Education Department is dedicated to developing and providing in-depth, exciting programs for students of all ages. The Institute hosts a multitude of special events, including films, workshops, roundtables, and lectures, as well as school and outreach educational programming in order to fulfill its Mission to preserve, promote, and share the Spirit of the Northeast’s First Peoples. Don't forget to visit the museum's Four Directions Gift Shop for a diverse selection of Native-made gifts and souvenirs for all ages and interests. Open seven days a week, Mon- Sat 10-5 and Sun noon to 5.

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