The Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington will offer "Observe the Living Traditions of Indian New England: Village Interpreter Program" through the end of August.

Members from a variety of Eastern Woodland Tribes will staff the center's outdoor village allowing for a better understanding of the history, culture, and social values of Algonkian and Iroquois Peoples.

Interpreters will be Abenaki, Mi'Kmaq, Shinnecock, Mohawk and Cree descent.

In addition, the center is offering special benefits to new members through Aug. 30.

New members will receive free admission to the museum and its trails, reduced admission for special events, a quarterly calendar, discounts for the museum's gift shop, a free cookbook "Native Harvests: American Indian Wild Foods and Recipes," invitations to exhibit openings and special events and a newsletter.

For more information and admission fee, call IAIS, located at 38 Curtis Road, at (860) 868-0518.