Abbe Museum Park Series Returns for 2013!

The Abbe is thrilled to once again partner with Acadia National Park to offer Cultural Connections in the Park, a summer demonstration series featuring Wabanaki artists and musicians, sponsored by the Acadia Corporation.  Starting on Wednesday July 10, a different traditional craft will be featured each week through September 11.  The locations and times vary, so check the Abbe calendar for details.

Each year this partnership allows the Abbe to extend our outreach to more people, and we are able to work with new artists.  New demonstrators for 2013 include Eldon Hanning, Micmac, who in July will demonstrate how to pound brown ash logs into strips to make baskets.  Eldon specializes in strong work baskets, and makes the popover baskets used by the Jordan Pond House Restaurant.  His technique for pounding ash into strips is different than the technique used by Butch Jacobs, who will also demonstrate ash pounding in August.  In addition, Dawna Meader-York will be making and beading moccasins, and Little Eagles Drum group is a youth drum group dedicated to teaching traditional Passamaquoddy songs to children.