Indigenous People's Celebration



Shelburne Historical Society (33 Severance Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370, Shelburne Falls MA)

Shelburne Historical Society's 3rd Annual Indigenous People's Celebration

Artisans and performers from local Indigenous nations come together with the Shelburne Historical Society to celebrate our 3rd Annual Indigenous People's Recognition. Join us on Sunday October 15th 2023 from 11-4pm at the Arms Academy Building, 33 Severance Street, Shelburne Falls, MA. 

This year, the date for our event has been changed to accommodate the schedules of our Native presenters who will be busy appearing at other area events around the weekend of Indigenous People's Day. 

Our new date also commemorates the passage of Proclamation 4468 which was signed into law by President Gerald Ford in 1976. The Proclamation made this week in October "American Indian Awareness Week" and is important as the first national recognition of the culture and history of Indigenous Peoples since the founding of the United States of America.

Confirmed artisans and presentators include Trace Lara Hentz of Blue Hand Books, Visioning BEAR Intertribal Coalition, and the Nolumbeka Project, among others. **Thank you to our sponsor this year, the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA),** fellow historical organization from our parent town of Deerfield, MA. 

*We are still accepting Artisans, Performers, and Volunteers! If you are interested in participating in this event, call the museum at 413-625-6150 or email*

Join us in this multi-cultural tribute to the Native American presence (past, present, and future) in and around Shelburne and the Falls.