Children’s Workshop with David Moses Bridges

On Saturday, October 26 from 10:00am - 12:00pm, David Moses Bridges, Passamaquoddy, will lead a workshop for children entitled Wikhikonik: Birchbark Maps and Wabanaki Guides

When traveling to remote places, Wabanaki guides and other members of the tribes made maps on birchbark to communicate with one another. If separated from your party, you could use a map with a few simple symbols to learn where your party has been, where your party went, and where their final destination would be.These maps were also created to help Europeans travel from one place to another when a guide was unavailable.  In this workshop, plan a journey to one of your favorite places, and learn how to translate that journey onto a wikhikon. Plan a trip on a river near your home, or make up a journey to an imaginary place, and use your wikhikon to tell us about your travels! David Moses Bridges, Passamaquoddy from Sipayik (Pleasant Point), is an award winning birchbark artist who has received national recognition for his work.  From full-size birchbark canoes to small etched containers, David is a master of his craft and creates both traditional and contemporary pieces. 

This program is free and open to the public. However, space is limited, so please contact Museum Educator George Neptune to reserve a spot in the workshop,, or (207)288-3519 ext. 31.

Made possible by the support of the Lynam Trust and Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust.
Wikhikonik: Birchbark Maps and Wabanaki Guides