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Project Mishoon: An Underwater Archeological Project of the Nipmuc People

Event date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
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Saturday 12/3, 5:30-7:00pm

Petersham Town Hall - 3 S. Main St

Come learn about the efforts of the Nipmuc People to investigate and excavate three mishoonash (traditional dugout canoes) that have been discovered at the bottom of Lake Quinsigamond (between Worcester and Shrewsbury), the historical significance of the mishoonash to the Nipmuc, as well as the science behind the process to recover and preserve the mishoonash.

The Hassanamisco Nipmuc Band holds the reconnaissance permit with the MA Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources, and they are the first Indigenous people to hold such a permit. Cheryl Stedtler, of the Nipmuk Cultural Preservation, Inc., is the Project Mishoon Director and will be leading this presentation.