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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month – Free/Virtual Family Program

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Join us in celebrating Native American Heritage Month with Pamela Massey, Outreach and Traditions Specialist and Beth Regan, Mohegan Council of Elders at Mohegan Tribe. Pamela Massey and Beth Regan will do a virtual presentation teaching participants about the Mohegan Tribe’s history and traditions.  Afterwards, we will watch a short story and families will receive information to create their own story to be featured on our social media pages

This virtual program is open to families with children of all ages and pre-registration is required. 

For more information contact Tashae Smith, Manager of Public Programs, at tashae@mattmuseum.org or (203) 753-0381 x117.  

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In partnership with Mohegan Tribe. Support provided by American Savings Foundation 

Beth Regan was elected to the Council of Elders in 2014, appointed to the position of Secretary in 2016 and Vice Chairwoman in 2020.  Beth brings an extensive background in both education and athletics to her role on the Council of Elders. With a career spanning over 35-years as a teacher at Tolland High School, she specialized in both Native American studies and Russian history, creating courses in both subjects. An integral part of the Mohegan Tribe’s partnership with the Connecticut Teacher of the Year Program, Beth has created curriculum and lessons on Mohegan history and culture for Connecticut teachers of all grade levels to incorporate into their instruction. Outside the classroom, she has coached at the high school and collegiate levels, and has a strong interest in soccer, basketball and Unified Sports. Beth has also spent over 30 years as a coach and volunteer for Special Olympics. Her work in all of these areas has earned her many citations as both Teacher of the Year and Coach of the Year, and she is a member of the athletic Halls of Fame at Eastern Connecticut State University, New Britain High School, and the Connecticut Girls Soccer Association. She holds two degrees from Eastern Connecticut State University, both a Bachelor of Science degree in history and education and a Master’s degree in Human Relations, she was a longtime member of the Mohegan Board of Education and is a current member the Mohegan Tribe Language Committee. Beth and her spouse Geri White are longtime residents of Hampton, CT where they both serve on various civic committees.  

 

Pamela “Screeching Hawk” Massey- A member of the Mohegan Tribe has worked between the casino and tribe for 23 years. Currently working in the tribes Cultural Department as the Outreach & Traditional Specialist, she travels and teaches about the Mohegan culture and helps keep the traditions and history alive. Pamela is also the ladies dance instructor for the tribe and has herself danced since she was a little girl. Prior to that she worked in the Purchasing Department, Casino HR, Mohegan Sun Hotel, the Bingo Hall and Protective Services. She resides in East Hampton with her husband two older children. 

Details

Date:
November 14
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Venue

Mattatuck Museum
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States
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Phone:
2037530381