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Indigenous People’s Day

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

FREE with $1 Museum admission

Join us for a special recognition of Indigenous People’s Day during Native American Heritage Month at The Mariners’ Museum and Park.

What is the difference between Native Americans, First Peoples, Native Peoples, Indigenous Peoples, and Virginia Indians? How many different tribes and peoples inhabited the area we call home?

Discover answers to these questions as we explore the diverse cultures, traditions, and stories of indigenous people in the Continental US and Canada. Hear compelling and insightful stories, and enjoy activities suitable for the entire family, which include:

  • Make a unique bracelet to take home
  • Get a rare look at Edwin Tappan Adney’s collection of the bark canoe, and other artifacts not typically on display
  • View America’s first coloring books, and more!

Come explore the vibrant and resilient Native American culture with the entire family as we highlight the rich maritime heritage of many tribes!


November 9, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222