The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), in partnership with the Town of Aquinnah, receives EPA Grant

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), in partnership with the Town of Aquinnah, is pleased to announce a federal grant award of $275,790 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for coastal watershed efforts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The projects funded through EPA's Southeast New England Program (SNEP) are intended to identify, test, and promote effective new regional approaches in critical areas such as water monitoring, watershed planning, nutrient and/or septic management, and resilience to climate change.

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Gay Head Lighthouse Tours 2016

Keep on Shining

ALL Tour Days OPEN 11am-4pm
$5 per Adult
Children Under 12, FREE
For more information, visit the Gay Head Lighthouse website.

Open Daily 11-4pm from July 1st till end of September, then weekends till October 16th

Come visit Film-Truth Production's special exhibit "Keepers of the Light: The Gay Head Lighthouse Documentary and Historic exhibit." This is an opportunity to learn more about the recent move of the lighthouse and to watch scenes from the forthcoming documentary. The exhibit is at 9 Aquinnah Circle (The building in front of the Lighthouse) every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm through Columbus Day. For more information, visit or email



Wednesday, September 21, 2016
House Tours 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Aquinnah Cultural Center, located in the Edwin Devries Vanderhoop Homestead, is a 19th century Wampanoag farmhouse on the Aquinnah Circle. We are a small house museum that
features 400 years of Wampanoag history, culture and arts, as shown through tours of the house,permanent and changing exhibits, Native artists, speakers and special events.

11 - 4 Regalia Making Demonstration

Anita Little from the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe will show traditional clothing for men and women, and demonstrate how it is made and ornamented with painted decoration. Free with admission.

Friday, September 23, 2016
House Tours 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, September 24, 2016
House Tours 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

11 - 4 Traditional Beadwork Demonstration

Join John Thomas of the Narragansett tribe as he displays his beaded jewelry and demonstrates various techniques used in making different items. Free with admission.

There's still time! Come and view "Our Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History", here through October 5. This is a powerful and informational exhibit on little known early 17th century history and the impact of European settlement on the Wampanoag and other Native peoples. "Captured 1614" returns with the new addition of the "The Messenger Runner".

For more information call(508) 645-7900 or email Regular admission prices are $5 adults, $3 seniors and children 12 and under.

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