February Brown Bag Lunch

Join us during the Brown Bag Lunch series for a
contemporary perspective to complement the history and stories
you'll learn in the exhibit, Wabanaki Guides.
Join us on Thursday, February 21 for the second in a series of three lunchtime discussions with contemporary Wabanaki guides, to accompany the Wabanaki Guides exhibit, around historical figures in Maine-guiding history, guiding as part of the Maine economy, and current issues affecting Maine guides. For the second discussion in this series, join us as Penobscot Guide Francis Tomer shares his unique perspective on guiding in the Moosehead Lake Region.

This discussion is part of the larger Brown Bag Lunch series, which was introduced in 2011 to examine issues relevant to the major exhibit at that time, Headline News, and to encourage an open dialogue. It was well received and the series continued the next year with Indians and Rusticators as the topic-inspiring exhibit. This year’s lunchtime discussions will focus on themes relevant to Wabanaki Guides, the Abbe’s next major exhibit, which opened on February 7, 2013.  

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch and enjoy a mid-day discussion with Guide Francis Tomer.  The program is free and open to the public.

Earlier, on February 7, the Abbe Museum will host another Brown Bag Lunch as Mount Desert Island organizations play host to Mahesh Upadhyaya, IPM (International Partners in Mission) Regional Director, South Asia.  Dr. Upadhyaya will be visiting Maine and looks forward to sharing stories of the remarkable work of Women in Development from South Asia with a particular focus on IPM’s Project Partners in India and Nepal. Come learn also about IPM’s upcoming Immersion Experience to India that will be facilitated by Mahesh and IPM’s CEO, Joseph Cistone, of Mount Desert.  Click here to learn more.