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3/31/2016 Representative Justin Price Honors Tomaquag Museum
Exeter Museum Named As Finalist for National Award
 
STATE HOUSE  --  Today, Representative Justin K. Price (R-District 39 Exeter, Hopkinton, Richmond) will honor the Tomaquag Museum in Exeter, for being selected as a finalist for the National Medal..
 
The Tomaquag Museum has received the coveted distinction of being named as one of thirty finalists for the prestigious 2016 National Medal.  Each year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services bestows its highest national honor, the National Medal, to museums and libraries for demonstrating innovative approaches and extraordinary service to the community.
 
Established by Anthropologist Eva Butler, nearly sixty years ago, the Tomaquag Museum is Rhode Island’s only museum dedicated to telling the story of the state’s Indigenous Peoples and is also the only museum in the state operated by Native people.
 
Through innovative approaches such as the museum’s podcast, as well as preserving records, creating partnerships, and educating the public through films, books, exhibits, lectures and workshops, the Tomaquag Museum is keeping the rich history and culture of the Native Community alive for future generations. 
 
The Tomaquag Museum is located at 390 A Summit Road, Exeter, RI .


For more information, contact:
Raina C. Smith, House Minority Office
State House Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2259