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Celebrate the solstice at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum

Published December 09. 2013 4:00AM

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center will host a Winter Solstice event, "Gifts of the Land," on Friday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This annual winter thanksgiving celebration will feature family-friendly stories, crafts and other activities, including a puppet show titled "Why Rabbit Turns White" in the Auditorium Lobby at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visitors may join Wayne Reels, director of cultural resources, by the fire on the Farmstead from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to learn about why Native people celebrate a winter thanksgiving.

This event is free with museum admission and free to museum members. The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Centeris at 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket. For more information, call (800) 411-9671 or visit www.pequotmuseum.org.

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