The Institute for American Indian Studies on 38 Curtis Rd. in the bucolic village of Washington is hosting a Veterans Day Celebration on November 12 from 12 noon to 5 p.m.
This Veterans Day celebration is a bit unusual as each year the IAIS honors local Native Americans that have served in the United States Military. The public is invited to join museum staff in honoring and remembering all veterans, Native and non-Native, that have served our country with courage and pride. Throughout history, Native Americans have served their country with the highest record of service per capita when compared to the general American population and to any other ethnic group. Following a traditional ceremony in the authentically replicated outdoor Algonkian village, participants and visitors are invited to a light lunch in the Institute’s Research and Collections Building.
Also in November, beginning on November 25 and running through December 17 on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 4 pm, the Winter Indian Arts and Crafts Market takes place to celebrate the holiday season. Visitors are invited to shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts from the Institute’s local Native American crafters, jewelers, and artists at the Winter Indian Arts & Craft Market! Meet and buy directly from the artists while learning about contemporary Native American art and cultures. Stop by to purchase pottery, jewelry, rattles, artwork, flutes and more!