Handy House open Wampanoag Heritage and Culture Exhibition
202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport MA
Historic Handy House features architectural and historical displays. Throughout the summer we will celebrate Native American traditional arts and material culture with a special exhibition and events focusing on indigenous cooking, Native dye techniques, quillwork, Wampanoag language reclamation and storytelling.
This programming is guided by Elizabeth James-Perry, a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head – Aquinnah. She is a multi-medium traditional and contemporary artist with a focus on early Northeastern Woodlands Native culture, including ancient wampum shell carvings and reviving natural dye techniques.