Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington

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Institute For American Indian Studies (IAIS) is a museum and research center in Washington, Connecticut. It is dedicated to preserving and sharing the culture and history of Native American peoples, particularly those from the Northeastern Woodlands. Exhibits include a replica Algonkian village, and nature trails and a garden with plants used by native peoples. The museum opened on July 1, 1975, as the American Indian Archaeological Institute and changed to the present name in 1991.
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  • This is an amzing museum! The staff is very passionate about what they do and knowledgable about Native Americans, especially the tribes native to Conneticut. Additionally, the Wigwam Escape room is.....  more
    This is an amzing museum! The staff is very passionate about what they do and knowledgable about Native Americans, especially the tribes native to Conneticut. Additionally, the Wigwam Escape room is.....  more »
  • We came across this museum while checking on things to do around Washington which is a lovely small town. We were on holiday from England and interested in learning more about the native American... 
    We came across this museum while checking on things to do around Washington which is a lovely small town. We were on holiday from England and interested in learning more about the native American...  more »
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  • Excellent and insightful. Interesting to learn about the people who owned this land and as a non American, something I am keen to develop my knowledge on further. Definitely need to go back as there is decent amount to see and I was a bit pushed for time.
  • We really enjoyed our time touring the museum, Robin was a great tour guide, happy to answer all our questions. We learned a lot! Definitely check out the long houses out behind the museum! Really neat.

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