Abbe Museum Partners with Tribes to Promote Wabanaki Tourism in Maine

This summer, the Abbe Museum has partnered with 4 Directions Development Corporation to produce an exhibit about the Wabanaki tribes in Maine. This exhibit is on display at the Maine Heritage Village in Wiscasset which is a popular stop for tourists as they travel the famous Route 1. On display are panels representing the Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, Penobscot and Micmac. Each panel gives an overview of each tribe in Maine. There is also a "Wabanaki Territory" panel which is an large map of the state showing where each reservation is located and how one can get there. It also shows "Native" points of interest including the Abbe Museum. With similar missions to promote Wabanaki heritage and culture, the Abbe Museum and 4 Directions have developed this exhibit to educate visitors about Native Americans in Maine. It is the first step in a broad plan overseen by former Penobscot Tribal Representative Donna Loring to promote Wabanaki Tourism in Maine and beyond.