|Raney Bench, Curator of Education|
The fact that the Abbe Museum is closed to the general public over the month of January has little impact on the day-to-day work of the education and exhibition departments. In education, I am still available to teach school children, both here at the Abbe by appointment, or traveling to classrooms in schools throughout the state. This month I will be training two new educators in preparation for spring field trips, to help us accommodate students during our busiest months of May and June. I will also be working with schools on Mount Desert Island and Deer Isle, as well as 10 outer Islands, on programming related to the Big Read and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In preparation, I will create a new program on stereotypes about Native Americans, seeking their source and reasons why they endure through the characterization of Injun Joe.
|Today we found Raney busy in her office, researching for |
some upcoming presentations and programs.