Tomaquag Museum Celebrates Nikommo Thanksgiving
When: Saturday, December 3, from 10am to 2pm
Where: Tomaquag Museum, 390 A Summit Road, Exeter, RI
Nikommo, one of 13 Thanksgivings celebrated locally, is traditionally the first winter moon celebration. Remembering the gifts of our ancestors we continue this tradition today, to give away to others and celebrating all we are thankful for. Our ancestors thought those who gave away, were to be honored and respected.
Join us to give thanks and give to those in need. Bring a bagged and labeled gift to be distributed to the Narragansett Indian Tribe Social Services Department for those in need. Your gift is free admission to the museum and event (regular admission is $5 adults, $4 Seniors/college students, $3 children (5 & under free).
Celebration includes Nikommo Ceremony led by Narragansett Tribal Elder Dawn Dove, Narragansett storytelling by Paulla Jennings & Lynsea Montanari, music & dance demonstrations and tours of the museum. Enjoy shopping at Tomaquag’s new gift shop and visit the Native Arts market in our pavilion.
About Tomaquag Museum
Tomaquag Museum, Rhode Island’s only museum entirely dedicated to telling the story of the Indigenous Peoples was established in 1958. It is a Native led non-profit museum. Tomaquag serves as a cultural bridge between the past, present and future as well as a facilitator between the Indigenous communities and the diverse world.
Through our unique collection, lectures, tours, offsite programs and arts & educator workshops, we educate the public regarding Native history, culture, arts, current events and environmental issues. The Museum is visited each year by artists, researchers, students, and travelers from across the United States and throughout the world. For more information www.tomaquagmuseum.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.