The Quinnipiac: First People of the Shoreline at Pardee-Morris House

  • June 23, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Pardee-Morris House

    325 Lighthouse Road
    New Haven, Connecticut 06510
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Historian and archaeologist Jim Powers will share the story of more than 14,000 years of Quinnipiac and Indigenous life in Connecticut during,  “The Quinnipiac: The First People of the Shoreline,” at the Pardee-Morris House on Sunday, June 23, 2024, at 2 p.m.  For weather updates check FB/IG or call 203-562-4183.

Powers, who was instrumental in establishing the Quinnipiac Dawnland Museum at Dudley Farm, in Guilford, will illustrate the story of the Quinnipiac People and their ancestors from the end of the Ice Age through the arrival of the Dutch and then English Colonists in the early 17th century. He will highlight the catastrophic impact of the European arrival on the Quinnipiac and present the reasons for their eventual dispersal to join other groups in Connecticut and beyond. He will have copies of his recently published historical novel on the same topic, “Shadows Over Dawnland,” available for purchase. 

Powers is a life-long historian, archaeologist, and teacher. When an extensive collection of Quinnipiac artifacts was donated to the Dudley Farm Museum, where he was volunteering, he  began the curation of the artifacts that led to the building of the Quinnipiac Dawnland Museum at Dudley Farm. 

Powers’ aim is for the public to gain a greater understanding of the story of Indigenous life in the region. The story remains relevant today, he maintains, because the public knows little of who the Quinnipiac were, their way of life, and the importance of their presence in the history of the region. He explains that prior to the arrival of English colonists to what is now New Haven, a series of disasters befell the Indigenous people of Connecticut. 

Date & Time

Sun, Jun 23, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue Details

Pardee-Morris House

325 Lighthouse Road
New Haven, Connecticut 06510 Pardee-Morris House