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History with Balance and Perspective

Walk through history – from creation to contemporary – as it is told from the perspective of the Wampanoag people. Explore the technology and growth of the Wampanoag Nation, feel the weight of colonization on a traditional people and ultimately the struggle to regain what had been silent for so many generations – language, art and ceremony along with the spiritual connections they create.

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Our History
in Perspective

 

 A new permanent exhibit

Walk through history - from creation to contemporary - as it is told from the perspective of the Wampanoag.

Explore the growth of the Wampanoag Nation, feel the weight of colonization and the struggle to regain what had been forced silent for so many generations.

Give yourself the opportunity to explore the indigenous truth of the land we are on.

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View original clay pottery from the economic transition by Gladys Widdiss, incredibly vibrant and unique pieces utilizing clay from the Aquinnah Cliffs.

(Please do not attempt to harvest clay; the Cliffs are a Sacred Place that are already threatened by erosion, and are also a Federally Protected Landmark) 

Learn about how this type of pottery became popular and what purpose it served; as well as the arduous process potters undertook to create such work.
Did You know: the current museum at the Vanderhoop Homestead isn't the first iteration of a Gay Head Museum?

Come learn about the Nod ' Away Inn
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