Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Visit to the Pequot Museum

We had an opportunity to visit the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, located to the Northeast OMSC, about 63 miles away in the Mystic county. It is an impressive building with the lobby shaped like a huge wigwam. It retells the story of the Pequot people driven into extinction by wars and sickness (smallpox). The untold suffering of the 'first world people', 'natives' or 'original people' is often repeated across the world. They will loose their homes, their land and their very existence to 'civilization' and development.

This is the group of missionaries and the residents of OMSC posing for a group photo in the lobby of the museum.

Sharon posing for a photo in the observation tower platform, 18 storeys high that had a commanding view of the entire land.

We had our lunch in the museum cafeteria that served local delights, but most of us had brought along our own lunches.

A photo of the lobby taken from the balcony of the cafeteria that overlooks the whole area. In the background, there are the wax figures of the Pequot people in the two dugout canoes.

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