The Ancient Fishweir Project combines public art, educational programs, and community events in celebration with the contemporary Native American community. 

3,700 to 5,300 years ago, near what is now Boston Common, fishweirs were built along the tidal flats to catch fish during the spring spawn.

The Fishweir Project's annual building of a fishweir on Boston Common brings this ancient activity into the current imagination, expanding the time frame of history told in Boston, and honoring the people who lived in the place we now call Boston.

We are currently planning activites for the 12th annual installation and celebration that will take place on Boston Common during May and June, 2015.

On Monday June 1, 2015
there are special events for Making History Day including participatory dance and music performances by the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers. - sponsored by the Friends of the Public Garden 


Annawon Weedon and Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers talk with students at the fishweir.

link to TEDx talk    in the place we now call boston
story of the development of the fishweir project

map the Location