"Winter in the Dawnland" - New Wabanaki Stories and Craft Activity Series for Children

Muwin and the Seven Bird Hunters, Illustration by Kristy Read and Sana Kavanaugh
On Monday, January 20, while public schools are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day, join Abbe Museum Educator, George Neptune for a special children's activity. From 1:00 - 3:00pm, Neptune will share stories and a craft activity appropriate for children of all ages as part of the new "Winter in the Dawnland" program series.

In Wabanaki culture, the winter season was traditionally a time of quiet introspection and, most importantly, a time to share traditional stories.  In this new program series designed for children, each month will feature a different traditional story from the Wabanaki tribes and a craft activity that relates to the story.  This month, hear stories such as Muwin and the Seven Bird Hunters, the Girl who Married a Star, and legends of the Star People—then, weave and decorate your own paper star to take home with you! 

The next "Winter in the Dawnland" program will take place on Tuesday, February 18 during school vacation week. See our full schedule of programming for that week!