Program Collaboration with Acadia National Park

You may remember an earlier article when Raney Bench, Curator of Education, announced our new collaborative programs with Acadia National Park. (If you don’t, you can find it here.) We are excited to share that those demonstrations start this week! The summer cultural demonstration series in the Park launches on Wednesday, June 15th at Jordan Pond House with birch bark artist Butch Phillips, Penobscot. Butch will bring a variety of traditional and modern tools used to construct a birch bark canoe, his canoe, and an exhibit detailing the process. Acadia National Park, in cooperation with the Abbe Museum, will present demonstrations each Wednesday this summer to engage visitors with a host of Wabanaki artists, musicians, and experts. These demonstrations are free and open to the public, and in the case of inclement weather, will be held in the Abbe Museum’s Orientation Gallery. We hope to see you there!

Image 1. Butch Phillips.
Image 2. David Moses Bridges.
Image 3. The Burnurwurbskek Singers.
Image 4. Wayne Newell & Blanche Sockabasin.
Image 5. Jeremy Frey demonstrating ash pounding.

An up-to-date list of summer programs can be found on our online calendar.