Institute for American Indian Studies

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793 - United States





IAIS is museum and research center dedicated to providing unique, informative and engaging experiences for visitors by providing exhibits, events, workshops, and activities centered around Native American culture both in Connecticut and throughout the Americas


Quinnetukut: Our Homeland, Our Story
Our core exhibition follows the 10,000 year long story of Connecticut’s Native American Peoples from the distant past to their lives and culture today. Presented in chronological order, Quinnetukut takes visitors from a time at the end of the Ice Age, when humans were first venturing into the area that we now call Connecticut all the way to today.

We Are Still Here: Communities, Social Change, and Cultural Endurance
This exhibit bridges the past and present through presentation of artifacts and themes demonstrating the continuity and connections of post-colonial and modern tribal lifestyles across North America.

Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.