Other News & Events for October

There is always something happening at the Abbe, and this fall is no exception!  Please visit our online calendar regularly for more details and updates.

We have a number of exciting programs happening this October that you won't want to miss!

Bangor Daily News photo by Gabor Degre
#1. A traditional beading and ribbon work demonstration with Gal Frey and Leon Sockbeson, Passamaquoddy, at the downtown Abbe on Monday, October 1 from 11:00 - 3:00.

#2. The first film in the 4th Annual Native American Film Series at the downtown Abbe on Thursday, October 4 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.  We will be screening The Fast Runner, which is rated R for some sexuality/nudity and violence.

#3. Book signing and basket activity for children and families with Lee DeCora Francis, Penobscot author of the recently published children's book, Kunu's Basket.  This signing and activity will take place at the downtown Abbe Museum on Saturday, October 13.

#4.Tea, Popovers and Archaeology: Archaeology and Exploration in the Far North at the Jordan Pond House on Monday, October 15 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

Click here for more information about these programs.  We hope you can join us!

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!


Penobscot Nation lawsuit could have broad effects for river communities, businesses, says attorney  Read about it in the Bangor Daily News

When it rains in Acadia, take the Kids to the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor blog posting on the blog, Our Acadia

Museum Nets $144K Grant read about it on fenceviewer

Wabanaki-Maine Panel Seeks Nominations for Truth and Reconciliation Commission  on Indian Country Today Media Network

Princeton basketmaker receives 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Read about it in the Bangor Daily News.  Congratulations, Molly Neptune Parker!

UNE Recognizes Maine Women of Achievement at 51st Annual Deborah Morton Awards Ceremony  Read about it on RedOrbit.  Congratulations, Chief Brenda Commander!

Click here to read Other News & Events for September!


Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance Events
Next Up: December 8, 2012
Annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration
This event features Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Basketmakers who sell their hand-made, one of a kind, ash splint and sweet grass basketry.  Work baskets, such as creels, pack and potato baskets and fancy baskets ranging from strawberry and blueberry shaped-baskets to curly bowls may be found along with quill jewelry, wood carvings and birchbark work.  Demonstrations of brown ash pounding, basket making and other native arts, as well as traditional drumming, dancing and singing will be presented.  More information is available from the Hudson Museum at (207) 581-1904.

Maliseet Bingo
Every Monday at 6:30 PM at the Maliseet Gym.