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Open House & Traditional Native American Storyteller

June 26th, 2022
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main Street, Newtown

Darlene Kascak, Educational Coordinator and Traditional Native American Storyteller at the Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, CT, will be joining the Open House on June 26th. Darlene is a Newtown resident and a member of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation. She will have a table of artifacts, furs, and other objects that visitors can interact with to learn more about the indigenous people who live in the area. Darlene is a gifted storyteller who engages audiences of all ages! She will do two traditional storytelling sessions: one at 1pm and the other at 3pm.

"I especially love sparking the imagination of young people as they discover how Native Americans lived and evolved over the centuries. Our storytelling and educational programs help young people to become more open and empathetic to different cultures." - Darlene Kascak in an interview about the IAIS museum in Washington, CT.

This event is free to the public, donations welcome.

For more information on the Institute for American Indian Studies and Darlene Kasack's work, please visit:

Summer History Week

July 11th - 15th, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main Street, Newtown

This unique camp is designed for children ages 8, 9 & 10 and is limited to 12 campers to guarantee a rich, hands-on experience. Cost is $150 for members and $175 for non-members. Please contact Gordon Williams at 203-405-6392 for further information or to register.

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