The Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington will offer a variety of programs in the coming weeks.

They will include "Friction to Fire" with Andrew Dobos and Deneen Bernier of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living Oct. 28 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. ($20/member, $25/non-member) and a Veterans Day celebration Nov. 11 at noon.

Also, the seventh annual Native American archaeology roundtable, "Commerce Native American Style Trade, Gift Exchange and the Spiritual," Nov. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. (free); "A Time for Storytelling" Nov. 24 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ($5/adult, $6/child); an artifact identification day Dec. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. (included with regular museum admission); and a lecture, "The Long Journey Home for Albert Afraid of Hawk," by Nicholas F. Bellantoni, Connecticut state archaeologist, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. ($5; free/LHAC member).

In addition, the winter Indian arts and crafts market will be offered Saturdays and Sundays Dec. 1-16 from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, including admission prices, call the 38 Curtis Road museum at 860-868-0518 or visit