Project Mishoon: An Underwater Archeological Project of the Nipmuc People

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History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Thursday, March 16, 2023
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Shrewsbury Public Library
609 Main St.
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Sponsored by: Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library
Description: Join the Shrewsbury Public Library to learn about the efforts of the Nipmuc People to investigate and excavate three mishoonash (traditional dugout canoes) that have been discovered at the bottom of Lake Quinsigamond, between Worcester and Shrewsbury. Cheryl Stedtler of the Nipmuk Cultural Preservation, Inc., and Project Mishoon Director, will discuss the historical significance of the mishoonash to the Nipmuc as well as the science behind the process to recover and preserve them.

The Hassanamisco Nipmuc Band holds the reconnaissance permit with the MA Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources; they are the first Indigenous people to hold such a permit.

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Entered by: Shrewsbury Public Library

Created: March 2, 2023 at 9:38 AM

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