August 2, 2017

Aquinnah Cultural Center Events


Wednesday, August 2, 2017     House Tours     11AM - 4PM

The Aquinnah Cultural Center is a museum of Wampanoag history and culture, located in the Edwin Devries Vanderhoop Homestead near the Gay Head cliffs.  This 19th century farmstead was lived in by many generations of this Wampanoag family, and still holds many original items, including artwork, furniture, old photographs, and fossils from the Cliffs.  Other exhibits include Wampanoag whaling, the Gay Head Lighthouse, and turn of the century Wampanoag owned and operated inns and restaurants.

"Our Story:  400 Years of Wampanoag History" returns on August 2 for the 3rd year.  The exhibit now contains "Captured 1614", "The Messenger Runner", and the 2016 installment, "The Great Dying", which covers the topic of the plague epidemic that swept down the coast between 1616-1618, stopping at Narragansett Bay, but wiping out up to 90 % of the Wampanoag people.  

This summer we are offering a Reading and Discussion group around the history information that is presented in the "Our Story" exhibit.  This is a great opportunity to learn little known history that is not generally taught in the educational system, yet is an integral part of early American history.  

Please call us or email us for details on the group.

Thursday, August 3, 2017     House Tours     11AM - 4PM

Friday, August 4, 2017            House Tours        11AM-4PM

       Special Guest Speaker      5PM

-- Elizabeth Hoover, Mohawk, Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies, will present "Garden Warrior: Indigenous People and the Local Food Movement." As farmers. herbalists, and keepers of the land, Native people today carry ancient sustainable food systems into the present day.

Saturday, August 5, 2017     House Tours     11AM - 4 PM

For more information on all of our exhibits and programs, please call us at (508) 645-7900 or email us at  Admission prices for adults $5, seniors and children 12 and under $3.