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Connecticut Archaeology Awareness Month takes place in October. For more information, contact Dave Poirier at dave.Poirier@po.state.ct.us.

Connecticut State Museum of Natural History is an interactive museum for all ages that takes an in-depth look at Connecticut's natural history. The museum is also the home of an Archeological Center, which shares Connecticut's unique archeological history with young archeologists. From August 5th to August 9th, 2013, the museum offers an Archaeology Field School for kids entering grades 5 thru 10. The museum also offers a weeklong Archaeology Field School for adults and teens age 16 and older. For more information, call: (860) 486-4460, or visit http://www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhhome.html.

The Glebe House Museum is located in the Litchfield Hills in historic Woodbury's village center. The museum offers the visitor a glimpse of Revolutionary War-era Connecticut. The Glebe House Museum is a non-profit, educational institution that seeks to make itself available to everyone as a unique historical, religious, and cultural landmark. It provides programs and opportunities for education, research, and reflection. This includes summer experience camps for children, which focus on life in the 18th century. For more information call (203) 263-2855, or visit http://www.theglebehouse.org.

Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill celebrates the discovery of dinosaur tracks found in August 1966. In addition to an Exhibit Center, the park has two miles of nature trails and an arboretum, which contains plants that existed during the Mesozoic Era. For more information call Friends of Dinosaur Park and Arboretum at (860) 257-7601, the Park Infoline at (860) 529-8423 or the Park staff at (860) 529-5816. You can also visit the site at http://www.dinosaurstatepark.org.

Mashantucket Pequot Museum is the world's largest and most comprehensive Native American museum and research center. It offers an array of engaging experiences for young and old, from life-size, walk-through dioramas that transport visitors into the past, to changing exhibits and live performances of contemporary arts and cultures. Four full acres of permanent exhibits depict 18,000 years of Native and natural history in thorough detail. The Research Library and the Children’s Library offer a diverse selection of materials on the histories and cultures of all Native peoples of the United States and Canada. For more information call (800) 411-9671, or visit http://www.pequotmuseum.org/.

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