Help us reach our goals!

Dear Friends,

All year we celebrated our 10th anniversary in downtown Bar Harbor, and it has been a flurry of activity!  Here are a few highlights from this exciting time at the Abbe Museum:
  • We opened a major exhibit in July, Indians & Rusticators, which attracted new visitors and helped us to reconnect with friends.
  • Visits to the Abbe are up nearly 15% from last year.
  • We taught over 3,000 school children at the Abbe and inside classrooms; and, we trained 100 Maine teachers on how to meet the unfunded state mandate (L.D. 291) that requires K-12 students to learn Wabanaki history in the classroom.

As with the cycles of the seasons, the work at the Abbe continues: designing, planning, building, installing and deconstructing exhibits; hosting educational workshops, teacher trainings, teaching children, engaging with thousands of learners from around the world; providing constant care of the collections; and, organizing yearly events such as the Abbe's Archaeology Field School.  This annual work requires funding and your support makes it all possible. 

As you consider your end of year giving, please remember the Abbe Museum.  Every gift made to the annual appeal, no matter the amount, truly makes a difference and your generosity will help to ensure that the Abbe can continue to change lives through learning.  Thank you for your consideration.  Click here to learn more.


Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko

P.S.  I hope to see you this winter at the Abbe!
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