Mashpee Wampanoag Museum
Established in 1973, this museum is the only one dedicated solely to the Wampanoag Native American tribe. It is located in the historic Bourne-Avant House, which was built in ca. 1793 by the great grandson of missionary and one of Mashpee's first settlers, Richard Bourne. The museum chronicles the tribe's history through displays featuring ancient artifacts, heirlooms, tools, baskets, hunting and fishing implements, and a large diorama of an early Wampanoag village. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
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