Other News & Events for June

There is always something happening at the Abbe, and this summer is no exception.  Visit our online calendar for more information about upcoming programs and workshops.

Next up is the Spring Garden Tour at the WP Stewart Estate on June 2 and 9, with a basket demonstration at the gardens by Sarah Sockbeson on June 2nd.  Shortly after is a birch bark canoe lecture by David Moses Bridges, Passamaquoddy, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM on Thursday, June 14. 

David Moses Bridges, Passamaquoddy, will give a talk about the process of making a birch bark canoe, and his training in becoming a master builder.  David will bring his personal 14 foot canoe and some of the tools he uses to make canoes.  He will also show a slide show of a recent project he led to build a 23 foot long ocean canoe for the Passamaquoddy.

Other events and demonstrations will follow soon thereafter, so make sure to mark your calendar now! 

There are also a number of upcoming Wabanaki events that are open to the public.  The following links are a sample of some upcoming activities and recent articles that may interest you.  Know of more?  Feel free to post them on our Facebook page!

Wabanaki Tales, Contemporary Setting, in Debut Play in the Bangor Daily News

Goodbye "Redskins": Maine is Free of Offensive Names in High Schools in Indian Country Today

Film Places the "Invisible" Front and Center in Fenceviewer

Maine Maliseet Rep Seeks new Office where Vote Counts in MPBN

Penobscot Author Publishes Children's Book about Baskets, Culture, Family in the Bangor Daily News.  Kunu's Basket by Lee DeCora Francis, this wonderful new book, is now available in the Abbe Shop!

Abbe Hosts Panel Talk on Emotional  Politics in Fenceviewer

Estate's Extensive Gardens Open for Tour in Fenceviewer

Exhibit at the Boston Children's Museum Native Voices: New England Tribal Families

Exhibit at the Hudson Museum Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation and Maine Indian Basketry on exhibit through May 2012 before traveling to the Abbe Museum.

MIBA Events
Next Up: The Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market in Bar Harbor on July 7th

Tribes of the Dawn Land Cultural and Heritage Days for 2012