Wabanaki Placenames Tour

Join us for a special experience during the first-ever Wabanaki Placenames Tour of Mount Desert Island!

For example, can you guess which place is named PutuwewiwPutuwewiw means "it blows water," and tour guests will have a short stop to enjoy this place while listening to whale stories and other relevant legends.  Not sure which well known place this might be?  Come along with us on June 1 to find out!

The tour will focus on Wabanaki Place Names on Mount Desert Island, traveling to and visiting several of the places mentioned in the tour.  Each name has a unique meaning for the place that it represents, and on the tour you will learn about the names' meanings and significance for the Wabanaki people.  At each stop, you will hear Passamaquoddy and Penobscot legends that relate to that stop, and learn about each place in a historical context.  Join Museum Educator and Passamaquoddy Tribal Member George Neptune in this special tour, co-sponsored by Oli's Trolley.  Contact George Neptune, Abbe Museum Educator for reservations at george@abbemuseum.org or 207-288-3519.

Space is limited, and tickets for this special 3-hour tour are $30 per person ($20 for Abbe Museum Members).  The tour will take place on Saturday, June 1 and will promptly depart from the Downtown Abbe Museum at 10:00 AM to return at 1:00 PM.