People often notice the TeePee and the Wigwam when they enter the museum, but what you may not know about the exhibit is how much of it there really is (which includes the Cranberry Bog from last month’s spotlight).
A lot of people know that this picture (to the right) is apart of the exhibit, but are usually confused as to what it is for... Many guess it’s a “put your face in the hole” poster, but it is actually a game about trying to figure out what’s inside the hole and how the Native Americans may have used them.
Here in Massachusetts, we have a lot of Native American roots. Some people even still find some arrowheads around the area that Native Americans may have used in the past.
The Cranberry Bog
The Cranberry Bog-Ball Pit is one of the most loved items at the museum! But what's the Cranberry Bog all about? Why is it in a History based museum?
The cranberry is one of North America's native fruits that are commercially grown. Cranberries were first used by the Native Americans. The Native Americans discovered that the Cranberry had a variety of uses, such as food, fabric dye and healing agents.
Today, you can find cranberries in the stores sold in both fresh and processed forms. Cranberries are a big part of our culture here on the South Shore, but many people, even adults do not really know a whole lot about them! Take a look at what's in a Cranberry Bog, we bet some of it will surprise you!