Arvid E. Miller Library Museum and Cultural Affairs Department

Arvid E. Miller Library Museum and Cultural Affairs Department Arvid E. Miller Sr., a tribal leader for 26 yrs., had saved all the tribal documents over the years. When after his passing, there was a house fire, the realization of a need for a safe place to preserve those documents was created.

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08/20/2021

Language Camp Announcement:

In lieu of having camp this year, we will be posting language and teaching videos each day for week beginning August 30th.

More updates to come!

NPR coverage of our archaeological dig in Stockbridge, Mass last week. Our findings prove what we have always known: The...
08/17/2021
Archaeological Dig Uncovers Mohican Floors, Suggesting Permanent Berkshire Homesites

NPR coverage of our archaeological dig in Stockbridge, Mass last week. Our findings prove what we have always known: These are our homelands, where our ancestors have always made their homes. We have deep history in the Berkshires & Housatonic River Valley
https://www.nepm.org/post/archaeological-dig-uncovers-mohican-floors-suggesting-permanent-berkshire-homesites#stream/0

The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans wrapped up their second archeological dig in the Berkshires this summer with a discovery that could shift thinking

08/04/2021

UPDATE: 2021 Online Language and Culture Camp

Due to the recent increase in Covid 19 cases in Shawano County and throughout the country we feel that it is best to hold the language and culture camp online again this year. We are currently in the planning stages for the camp and how this will take place. As soon as this is finalized, we will be sending out a flyer with online activities and activity times.

Thank You
From: Joe Pecore
Language Manager

For the safety and concern of our Community, we will be canceling our Open House and Art Show.  If we are able to resche...
08/04/2021

For the safety and concern of our Community, we will be canceling our Open House and Art Show. If we are able to reschedule in the future, we will.

Thank you!

For the safety and concern of our Community, we will be canceling our Open House and Art Show. If we are able to reschedule in the future, we will.

Thank you!

08/04/2021
We are excited to announce that our NAGPRA process with the Mission House in Stockbridge, MA was completed in June and w...
08/03/2021

We are excited to announce that our NAGPRA process with the Mission House in Stockbridge, MA was completed in June and we were able to repatriate more items of cultural significance. These items belonged to John and Austin Quinney.

These items will be on display at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA and then brought home to Wisconsin afterwards.

We are so excited to be working on bringing home items which mean a lot to the community!

This morning we are deeply pleased to share that our NAGPRA process with Hartwick College Yager Museum in Oneonta, NY is...
08/02/2021

This morning we are deeply pleased to share that our NAGPRA process with Hartwick College Yager Museum in Oneonta, NY is complete and a set of brooches belonging to Sachem John W. Quinney are coming home.

View them over powwow weekend at our Community Open House and Art Show.

07/30/2021

To close out our Homelands Destinations series this week, we simply wanted to share with community a view inside of our Tribe’s Historic Preservation Extension Office in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Thank you for all of the interest in our video series this week and following along!

07/30/2021

Homelands Destinations continues with a behind-the-scenes view into the collection at the New York State Museum in the heart of Mohican homelands in Albany, New York.

07/30/2021

Homelands Destination: Soul Fire Farm, which has a relationship with Stockbridge Munsee Community in stewarding some of our ancient seeds and has signed a Cultural Land Use Agreement for our members to use the land such as for gathering and for ceremonial purposes when we return.

07/29/2021

Continuing our Homelands Destinations series this morning with a view of our two archaeological projects in Stockbridge, Mass. Through this work we are documenting two important sites of our Mohican ancestors: the 1739 Meetinghouse site and the 1783 Ox Roast/King Solomon Uhhaunaunauwaunmut homesite.

Historic Preservation will also be presenting more on these projects at our Community Open House and Art Show Aug 13-14th.

07/28/2021

Our next Homelands Destination is Kinderhook, New York on the grounds of National Parks Service’s Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. The site contains extensive evidence of a Mohican village site along the Kinderhook Creek.

07/27/2021

Our next Homelands Destination is the Mohican Blessing Fountain in New Lebanon, New York. Our ancestors, in their wisdom, even when being forced to leave the Mohican village of Kaunameek here in 1741, asked that the healing springs in the village be kept flowing clean and free for all people for all time. That is still the case.

07/27/2021

Happy Tuesday! Today’s first Homelands Destination is our magnificent Monument Mountain in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. This is a sacred site of our Nation upon which we continue our ancestors’ tradition of placing a stone offering of prayers.

07/26/2021

Our next Homelands Destination is the Grafton Peace Pagoda, a sacred place which cares for the resting place of Mohican ancestors of ours who have been re-interred there.

07/26/2021

Today begins our Homelands History video series! We will be sharing two homelands destinations each day.

We are starting today with the place of our council fire, Schodack Island. Enjoy!

Music credit: Shawn Stevens

Join each day next week as we feature a different location in our Homelands!
07/23/2021

Join each day next week as we feature a different location in our Homelands!

Join each day next week as we feature a different location in our Homelands!

07/22/2021

Story Time!

07/21/2021

Fighting for the Tribal Bible

Are you currently in or traveling to Stockbridge, MA anytime soon?  Be sure you check out Mohican Miles at the Mission H...
07/20/2021

Are you currently in or traveling to Stockbridge, MA anytime soon? Be sure you check out Mohican Miles at the Mission House. Curated by the Cultural Affairs Department, learn about the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and our time in Stockbridge, MA.

Are you currently in or traveling to Stockbridge, MA anytime soon? Be sure you check out Mohican Miles at the Mission House. Curated by the Cultural Affairs Department, learn about the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and our time in Stockbridge, MA.

07/19/2021

Please Join us for this year’s language and culture

Place: Many Trails Park on the Stockbridge-Munsee reservation near Bowler Wi.

Time: August 17th 10:00am-5:00pm
August 18th 10:00am-5:00pm

We will be holding two sessions in the Mohican language Tuesday the 17th and two sessions in the Munsee language on Wednesday the 18th.

There will Traditional games, and traditional wellness teachings
Lunch will be provided

We are excited to be able to meet in person once again this year.
Please register for the before 4 p.m. August 6th so that we can make sure that we will have the proper amount of food for the camp by emailing Joe Pecore at [email protected] . You may also email Joe Pecore with any other questions.

Historic Preservation reports that today’s  work at our archaeology projects in Stockbridge Mass have revealed solid evi...
07/08/2021

Historic Preservation reports that today’s work at our archaeology projects in Stockbridge Mass have revealed solid evidence suggesting the location of the 1739 Meetinghouse site, and surprisingly an unexpected uncovering of an earlier pre-contact Mohican homesite! This may be the first of its kind to be identified in Berkshire County. Despite the rainy conditions, it was a very exciting day for our Mohican cultural heritage efforts! The photos below show the edge of the Meetinghouse site and an artifact that is likely a piece of its roof. The Meetinghouse is where our ancestors held political meetings and religious services in Stockbridge.

07/08/2021

Hello!, storytime. "Fry Bread, A Native American Family Story"

New update on our on-going archeological work in our home lands!! A nail from the right time period has been found right...
07/07/2021

New update on our on-going archeological work in our home lands!! A nail from the right time period has been found right near where we believe the Meetinghouse may have been located in Stockbridge, MA!!! This is a huge step in the right direction!

‘Mohican Miles’ opened July 1, 2021 inside the Carriage House at the Mission House in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. This e...
07/02/2021

‘Mohican Miles’ opened July 1, 2021 inside the Carriage House at the Mission House in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. This exhibit, located in our homelands tells a story about Mohican Nation in a place that we can call ours. It was a labor of love by the Cultural Affairs Department and the Trustees. We couldn’t be more excited about this!

If you are in the Berkshires over the summer, make sure you stop by and visit. The exhibit is open Thursday through Monday, 10 am to 4 pm!

Working today to create a new exhibit at the Mission House that tells our Mohican history! Soon this space will be trans...
06/30/2021

Working today to create a new exhibit at the Mission House that tells our Mohican history! Soon this space will be transformed!

06/24/2021
06/24/2021

Story Time!!

06/21/2021

New Gift Shop Items!

On June 19, 1865 freedom finally made its way to those still enslaved in Galveston, Texas.  2,000 Union troops rode into...
06/19/2021

On June 19, 1865 freedom finally made its way to those still enslaved in Galveston, Texas. 2,000 Union troops rode into Galveston and declared that the more than 250,000 enslaved people in the state were now free. June 19th became a day of celebration of freedom and was known as Juneteenth.

Officially made a federally holiday this year, Juneteenth celebrates a second Independence day. A day where slavery in the United States under the Emancipation Proclamation ended.

Though the tough periods of Reconstruction and Jim Crow followed, Juneteenth marks a celebration in American history and the acknowledgment of a wrong.

We invite you to learn more by visiting the National Museum of African American History and Cultural website.

On June 19, 1865 freedom finally made its way to those still enslaved in Galveston, Texas. 2,000 Union troops rode into Galveston and declared that the more than 250,000 enslaved people in the state were now free. June 19th became a day of celebration of freedom and was known as Juneteenth.

Officially made a federally holiday this year, Juneteenth celebrates a second Independence day. A day where slavery in the United States under the Emancipation Proclamation ended.

Though the tough periods of Reconstruction and Jim Crow followed, Juneteenth marks a celebration in American history and the acknowledgment of a wrong.

We invite you to learn more by visiting the National Museum of African American History and Cultural website.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!!!We are looking to showcase our many Mohican and Indigenous Artists.  If you are looking for an op...
06/18/2021

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!!!

We are looking to showcase our many Mohican and Indigenous Artists. If you are looking for an opportunity to showcase your work, contact us by July 16, 2021. We are looking for 5-7 artists. Preference will be given to artists in the Stockbridge-Munsee Community.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!!!

We are looking to showcase our many Mohican and Indigenous Artists. If you are looking for an opportunity to showcase your work, contact us by July 16, 2021. We are looking for 5-7 artists. Preference will be given to artists in the Stockbridge-Munsee Community.

Thank you all for joining us last night for the Fathers Day Craft. If you have any photos of the kids making their pouch...
06/18/2021

Thank you all for joining us last night for the Fathers Day Craft. If you have any photos of the kids making their pouches please email them to me. Here is a couple of cute photos of Jill Duffek's granddaughter, Rilynn making her pouch and the finished product. Her Granny said she was so proud of it. You can tell from her smile. Great job Rilynn, your daddy will love it.

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N8510 Mohheconnuck Rd
Bowler, WI
54416

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 12pm
1pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 12pm
1pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 12pm
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Thursday 8am - 12pm
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Friday 8am - 12pm
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Saturday 8am - 12pm
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Sunday 8am - 12pm
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(715) 793-4270

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The Arvid E. Miller Memorial Library and Museum is the official repository for the archives of the Stockbridge Munsee Community. Our primary goal is to preserve and protect our history and culture for the community and general public. Our Museum contains collections of objects and documents related to the Stockbridge Munsee people that date from Pre-Contact to Present. Our library consists of written materials, including books, manuscripts, correspondence, handwritten letters, maps, microfilm, microfiche, photographs, and more to help in your research! In addition to the research library we have a more community library with books relating to United States and Native History as well as children and young adult readers. Books are available for check out.

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Attention: For the health and safety of our patrons and the community the Arvid E. Miller Memorial Library and Museum will be suspending Mohican and Munsee language classes immediately. We apologize for the inconvenience and will let you know when we resume them. Thank you!
Effective immediately: For the safety and health of our patrons and community the Arvid E. Miller Memorial Library and Museum will be closed to the general public. We will keep you posted as to when we open again. Thank you!
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