The “First Light Tile Project” is inspired by the Wampanoag people, who call themselves the People of the First Light. The name reflects their location on the eastern seaboard, where the sun first rises. This season the Highland House Museum will install a new permanent exhibition, Wampanoag Nation: People of the First Light, examining the history and culture of the Indigenous people who have lived on the Cape for more than 12,000 years.
Artists and community members have painted handcrafted ceramic tiles that express personal reflections on the history and culture of the Wampanoag people. The tiles have been donated by the participants and installed in the lobby of the Highland House Museum. All of the tiles will be available for sale at a silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Truro Historical Society. The auction will begin on July 23, 2021 at 4 PM and end on August 13, 2021 at 6 PM.
You can view the auction HERE
The “First Light Tile Project” is sponsored by Jobi Pottery. Thank you, Susan Kurtzman, for creating this inspiring project!