For Immediate Release
September 9, 2022
STOCKBRIDGE-MUNSEE COMMUNITY PRESENTS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY WORKSHOPS AT THE MISSION HOUSE MUSEUM
Events are sponsored by the Clark Art Institute
Williamstown, Massachusetts—To honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Clark Art Institute sponsors a workshop led by JoAnn Schedler, a tribal council member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, entitled, “A Tribute to Survival: Honoring and Remembering our Ancestors During their Many Trails.” The workshop is offered on Sunday, October 9 and Monday, October 10 (Indigenous Peoples’ Day) at 11 am at the Mission House Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The Mission House is the site of a current exhibit, Mohican Miles, which covers the history of the tribe, current works of the historic preservation office, and more.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognizes the legacy and resiliency of the Indigenous peoples of America. In her presentation, Schedler shares stories of her Mohican ancestors, detailing their sacrifices, determination, and strength. Schedler is a Mohican veteran and retired Army Major; she served in the U.S. Army Reserve for over twenty years. She also contributed to a National Park Service book, American Indians and the Civil War, writing the chapter “Wisconsin American Indians in the Civil War.”
Free, but advance registration is required. To register, visit thetrustees.org/event/80682. See clarkart.edu/events for more information.
ABOUT THE CLARK
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 285,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. Galleries are open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday, from September through June, and daily in July and August. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, all visitors age 21 and under, and students with a valid student ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; and EBT Card to Culture. For information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
Use of facemasks is optional for all visitors. For details on health and safety protocols, visit clarkart.edu/health.
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