February 12, 2021
Tomaquag Museum to build spacious new home near URI
Author: G. Wayne Miller
SOUTH KINGSTOWN — If you've ever visited the Tomaquag Museum in Exeter, you can appreciate the preservation and celebration of Native American history, culture and art that is the mission of the center, founded in 1958 by Princess Red Wing, who was of Narragansett and Pokanoket-Wampanoag descent.
You also may appreciate the profound need for a new home for the museum.
In an aging wood-frame building that previously had been a farmhouse and a church, Tomaquag offers limited space for its collecti