Join us for a special recognition of Indigenous People’s Day during Native American Heritage Month at The Mariners’ Museum and Park.

What is the difference between Native Americans, First Peoples, Native Peoples, Indigenous Peoples, and Virginia Indians? How many different tribes and peoples inhabited the area we call home?

Discover answers to these questions as we explore the diverse cultures, traditions, and stories of indigenous people in the Continental US and Canada. Hear compelling and insightful stories, and enjoy activities suitable for the entire family, which include:

Make a unique bracelet to take homeGet a rare look at Edwin Tappan Adney’s collection of the bark canoe, and other artifacts not typically on displayView America’s first coloring books, and more!

Come explore the vibrant and resilient Native American culture with the entire family as we highlight the rich maritime heritage of many tribes!


  • Occurred Saturday, November 9th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


The Mariners' Museum and Park

100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA, VA 23606


The Mariners' Museum and Park