Professor Laurie Weinstein with Gladys Tantaquidgeon, 1993.
Photograph by Barrie Kavasch.

The Haffenreffer was an important research facility to me during my years, first at Plimoth Plantation, when I was studying Wampanoag and Plymouth Colony relationships for my dissertation, and then, when I moved to Providence and began teaching at a number of regional universities. With Barbara Hail’s help, I curated an exhibit about the Wampanoag people in 1984, using collections from the Haffenreffer. Barbara and her staff were great, the museum was great; it was a wonderful place and I will always have fond memories of my work there.