For the General Public:
Exhibits that offer a look into the history and culture of the Piscataway and other native people of the U.S. are found in the
Piscataway Indian Museum. Each exhibit contains historical and contemporary artifacts from the Eastern Woodlands, Plains,
Northwest, and Southwest, while demonstrating how location influenced tribal structure, art and lodging. Other items on
display reveal the importance of animals and plants in Piscataway life and how the Piscataway respected their non-human
relations. A major attraction of the museum is the full-scale re-construction of a longhouse, the very type of home used by the
Piscataways when first contact was made with the Europeans. Found inside the longhouse are items that would have been
common at the time of European contact, such as deer and fox pelts, tobacco leaves, bow and arrows, and medicine
During your visit, you are encouraged to stop by our learning/resources room and the Piscataway Trading Post, a gift shop
that includes a variety of native arts and crafts.
MUSEUM HOURS: Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. The museum is located inside the American Indian
Cultural Center. Please contact us at (240) 432-7878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRADING POST HOURS: 4th Sunday of the month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.
For Teachers and Educators:
This regional museum serves as an educational institution to preserve the history of the Piscataway tribe as well as the cultural
and natural history of early American times. The museum holds in trust an archaeological artifacts collection of regional
significance. Exhibits also describe the discovery and exploration of Maryland birds, mammals, and insects, as well as the
respect the Piscataway have for our non-human relations. One of the highlights of your tour will be visiting a traditional
longhouse, a type of home the Piscataway lived in at the time of first European contact. Here, students are able to view many
of the items that were a part of Piscataway daily life centuries ago.
During your visit, Piscataway history is presented through group participation and a series of hands-on activities that teach
students the diversity of the people and dispel common stereotypes of American Indians. Students also learn important skills
such as reading (symbols, sign language), math (games, music), geography (traveling), and science (earth, plants, animals). The
museum shop has traditional games, accessories and items representative of Native Americans.
Tours are designed for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and are available Tuesdays through Fridays at 9:30 a.m.,
11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Tours are given for groups of 10-50 students. The museum requests that there is one chaperone per 20 students. The fee is
$4.00 per student. A non-refundable deposit of $25.00 is required to confirm and hold your tour slot. The balance is due on
the day of the tour. Checks, cash and credit cards are accepted. Make checks payable to: Cedarville Band of Piscataway
There is no indoor lunch facility available. However, if weather permits, bagged lunches can be eaten outside at the picnic
All student programs and tours are compliant with Maryland State Department of Education guidelines.
To schedule a tour, please contact Natalie Proctor, Director of Educational Programs, at 240-432-7878 or
We look forward to your visit!
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