Although the museum will not be open for visitors, we invite all to the Highland House Museum grounds for our Wetu ground breaking blessing and ceremony
Save the date!
On April 22, members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, the Truro Historical Society and CapeCod National Seashore will host a gathering at 10AM in front of Highland House Museum, NorthTruro. The event is free and open to the public. (Rain date is April 23).
What to Expect:
After introductory remarks, Mashpee Wampanoag Clan Mothers and the Medicine Man will perform a ceremony of Blessing of the Land for a traditional wetu and Three Sisters Garden.
Wampanoag designer and educator Annawon Weeden will describe the meaning of the wetu that he will be constructing. A circle dance will join together community members.
What to Bring:
Children are especially welcomed as active participants. Members of the “woodchuck” group of Friends of Cape Cod National Seashore will help to prepare the site after the Blessing. Parents, children and members of the public are encouraged to bring large and small spades to join in the action.
Please feel free to pack a blanket and a picnic lunch and enjoy the Highlands after the ceremony.
For further information or comment please contact:
Helen McNeil-Ashton, VP for the Collection, Truro Historical Society [email protected] , 718-624-4776
Annawon Weeden, First Light Foundation, [email protected], 508-498-7777