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If you visit on a Friday morning, it is likely that you will meet Jean Rohrer, one of our dedicated Guest Services volunteers. According to Jean she enjoys volunteering at the Abbe Museum "because I meet a lot of people, learn a lot, and enjoy demonstrations." Because of dedicated volunteers like Jean, the Abbe Museum is able to offer community events and activities and spend more time with visiting guests, answering their many questions and engaging in interesting conversations.

Many of the events here at the Abbe Museum are volunteer-powered, including our next two events Craft Day at the Abbe Museum and March on Mount Desert. Volunteers also make new program initiatives possible, such as Rainy Days at the Abbe. Last year volunteers logged over 1,000 hours at the Abbe Museum leading activities, greeting visitors in Guest Services, conducting tours and educational programs, inventorying the library, helping in the offices, working in the archaeology lab, writing artist biographies, preparing hors d'oeuvres, and acting as hosts and hostesses at events.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the dedicated volunteers who help to make the Abbe Museum such a special place. As we celebrate our 10th Year in Downtown Bar Harbor we are grateful for all the hard work that got us to where we are today. Thank you!

There is always something happening at the Abbe Museum, and there is always a way that you can help! If you are interested in learning more about volunteering at the Abbe, please visit here. Benefits of volunteering at the Abbe Museum include earning experience in the museums field, the opportunity to become involved more closely with a community-oriented non-profit, and, as a thank you, $1 in Abbe Bucks for every hour you volunteer with the Abbe (Abbe Bucks are redeemable in the Abbe Shop). Together we can find a way to match your skills and interests with our needs.