In Memoriam

Janet Neptune, Passamaquoddy at Indian Township, passed away in her home on February 14, 2015. A well known basketmaker, and daughter of 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellow Molly Neptune Parker, Janet frequently worked with the Abbe Museum to present demonstrations, workshops, and supply the gift shop with her ash and sweetgrass creations, brightening spirits with her infectious laugh and teasing demeanor. A member of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, Janet worked to pass these traditions along to many children throughout the Wabanaki communities.

The Abbe Museum extends its condolences to the Neptune family, the Passamaquoddy people of Motahkomikuk, and the Wabanaki artist community for this tremendous loss. Janet's contributions to the preservation of Wabanaki material culture will forever be remembered.