Jun
21
11:00 AM11:00

Sea Creatures of the Wabanaki Coast

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The Abbe Museum is partnering with the Downeast Institute to host a touch tank experience for families! They and our Abbe educators will be on hand to answer all the questions you have regarding the sea critters who live on the Wabanaki coast and how these animals are an important part of Wabanaki culture, life, and sustenance.

This program is brought to you in conjunction with the Abbe Museum’s 2019 exhibit wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaborative exhibition between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador). Be sure to visit the exhibit after the program!

This is event is being hosted at the Abbe Museum’s downtown location and is free with admission. Questions? Contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org.

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Jun
26
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Connections in the Park: The Burnurwurbskek Singers

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Kick-off the 2019 Cultural Connections in the Park program series with the Burnurwurbskek Singers, a men’s drum group from the Penobscot Nation at Indian Island, Maine. This group has been performing traditional Wabanaki songs for audiences across Maine and other states for many years. This performance on top of Wapuwoc, or the “white mountain of the first light,” is a cultural demonstration that will captivate audience members of all ages.

Location: Cadillac Mountain Summit, Acadia National Park

All Cultural Connections in the Park programs are sponsored by Dawnland, LLC, are offered in partnership with Acadia National Park, and are free and open to the public.

The Cultural Connections in the Park series occurs every Wednesday from late June through September.

Rain Location: Abbe Museum, downtown

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Jul
1
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Jul
2
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Jul
5
5:00 PM17:00

NAF Artist Welcome Reception

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Join us for our first Artist Welcome Reception hosted by the Abbe Museum’s Wabanaki Art & Artist Giving Circle. Celebrate the amazing artists attending this year’s Native American Festival and be the first to learn about our 2019 Abbe Museum Fellowship winners — all alongside food from some of our favorite local restaurants, beverages, and a private concert with the one-and-only Hawk Henries, Nipmuc. You won’t want to miss it!

Tickets are $20 per person, members and participating NAF Artists get in for free. Click on the button below to buy tickets or call 207-288-3519.

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Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

Native American Festival

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The Abbe Museum is proud to host the annual Native American Festival, in partnership with the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance. Come experience the diversity and complexity of Wabanaki art, along with dancing, drumming, and artist demonstrations. This family event is a favorite for many, and a sure sign that summer is here!

Location: Abbe Museum Backyard

This event is free with donation. Doors open at 10:00 am. No admittance before 10:00 is permitted. Dogs and smoking are not allowed on Abbe grounds.

For more information contact Abbe Museum Curator of Education Starr Kelly, at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

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Jul
8
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Jul
9
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Jul
10
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Connections in the Park: Chris Sockalexis, Penobscot

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Chris Sockalexis, Penobscot, is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Penobscot Nation. Join him as he demonstrates and shares knowledge of the ancient art and technique of stone and bone tool production. Chris is acting Board Chair of the Abbe Museum in downtown Bar Harbor.

Chris has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Maine with his primary focus being on Maine Archaeology. He is currently conducting research for his Masters of Science degree at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute with his thesis work focusing on Cultural Identity and Maritime Adaptation in Frenchman Bay, Maine. Chris is one of the lead singers of the RezDogs, an intertribal powwow drum group based out of Indian Island, Maine. He is also an avid canoe/kayak paddler who loves being out in the Maine woods and on the waterways that his ancestors have traveled for thousands of years.

 Location: Jordan Pond House, Acadia National Park

All Cultural Connections in the Park programs are sponsored by Dawnland, LLC, are offered in partnership with Acadia National Park, and are free and open to the public.

The Cultural Connections in the Park series occurs every Wednesday from late June through September.

Rain Location: Abbe Museum Downtown

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Jul
12
9:00 AM09:00

Fancy Basket Workshop with Molly Neptune Parker

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The Abbe is pleased to announce that our popular fancy basket workshop with Passamaquoddy Master Basketmaker Molly Neptune Parker is back! Molly is a recipient of the 2012 Traditional Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been leading these workshops at the Abbe for years.

This two-day workshop will begin at 9 am and end at 4 pm each day. There will be an hour lunch break during the workshop. Registration required, space limited. The cost of this workshop is $250. Register soon, spots fill up fast!

For more information, or to register, contact Abbe Museum Curator of Education Starr Kelly, at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

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Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Fancy Basket Workshop with Molly Neptune Parker

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The Abbe is pleased to announce that our popular fancy basket workshop with Passamaquoddy Master Basketmaker Molly Neptune Parker is back! Molly is a recipient of the 2012 Traditional Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been leading these workshops at the Abbe for years.

This two-day workshop will begin at 9 am and end at 4 pm each day. There will be an hour lunch break during the workshop. Registration required, space limited. The cost of this workshop is $250. Register soon, spots fill up fast!

For more information, or to register, contact Abbe Museum Curator of Education Starr Kelly, at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

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Jul
15
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Jul
16
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Jul
17
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Connections in the Park: Natalie Dana, Passamaquoddy

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Join us for a unique opportunity to meet Passamaquoddy artist Natalie Dana. Natalie specializes in making drums and her one of a kind painting on the drum’s surface. Natalie will be painting on her drums during this demonstration and speaking to visitors about her artistic process.

Location: Jordan Pond House, Acadia National Park

All Cultural Connections in the Park programs are sponsored by Dawnland, LLC, are offered in partnership with Acadia National Park, and are free and open to the public.

The Cultural Connections in the Park series occurs every Wednesday from late June through September.

Rain Location: Abbe Museum, downtown

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Jul
18
10:30 AM10:30

Raised Beadwork Class

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Starr Kelly, Algonquin, will be hosting a raised beadwork basics class for those interested in trying their hand at traditional beadwork. Participants will have their own creation to bring home at the end of the day and learn directly from a contemporary artist.

Starr is from the Algonquin community of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg. She works in both flat and raised beadwork techniques and draws inspiration from the traditions of her community and modern twists on classic styles.

This workshop is brought to our visitors in conjunction with our new temporary exhibit wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaborative exhibition between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador). Starr is one of the featured artists in wolankeyutomon.

Registration is $50 (Members $20) and includes all the costs of materials. Space is limited, please register for the event by emailing educator@abbemuseum.org.

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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Drum Making Workshop with Natalie Dana, Passamaquoddy/Penobscot

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We have an exciting opportunity for those interested in learning how hand drums are made! Natalie Dana will be hosting a workshop at the Abbe Museum where participants will be able to make their own hand drum to take home with them. Natalie is a Passamaquoddy and Penobscot artist specializing in drum making and is a graduate from the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology.

This workshop is recommended for adults since the use of sharp tools is necessary. Participants will be working with animal hide and should be prepared to get messy.

This workshop will be held at the Abbe Museum’s downtown location. The cost of this workshop is $200. Space is limited, please contact educator@abbemuseum.org to reserve a place and make payment.

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Jul
22
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Jul
23
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Jul
24
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Connections in the Park: Sarah Sockbeson, Penobscot

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Sarah Sockbeson is one of the several young basketmakers who take Wabanaki traditions to a new level with their contemporary styles. A member of the Penobscot Indian Nation, Sarah apprenticed with basketmaker Jennifer Neptune and combines contemporary elements such as painting and bone carving into her work. Known for her vivid color combinations and beautiful landscape paintings, Sarah will demonstrate the various steps within her artistic process.

 Location: Nature Center Patio, Acadia National Park

All Cultural Connections in the Park programs are sponsored by Dawnland, LLC, are offered in partnership with Acadia National Park, and are free and open to the public.

The Cultural Connections in the Park series occurs every Wednesday from late June through September.

Rain Location: Abbe Museum, downtown

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Jul
26
11:00 AM11:00

Sieur de Monts Family Fun Day

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This annual event is a summertime favorite! Come visit Sieur de Monts to enjoy a few hours of family fun with the Abbe Education Staff. We’ve got games, crafts, activities, and face painting to share with you! All are welcome to join in the fun, rain or shine.

These activities are free with admission to the Abbe Museum at Sieur de Monts,. For more information, contact Abbe Museum Education at educator@abbemuseum.org.

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Jul
29
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Jul
30
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Jul
31
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Connections in the Park: Eldon Hanning, MicMac

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Eldon Hanning of the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians is well known for his utility baskets.  A master of ash preparation, Eldon will demonstrate the traditional Micmac method of pounding and splitting ash, which differs greatly from the techniques of the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy ash-pounders.  A board member of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, Eldon has taught hundreds of members of each of the Wabanaki tribes how to weave potato baskets—a basket which the Wabanaki are well known for. 

Location: Jordan Pond House Lawn, Acadia National Park

 All of these programs are sponsored by Dawnland, LLC, are offered in partnership with Acadia National Park, and are free and open to the public. The Cultural Connections in the Park series occurs every Wednesday from June through August and on select dates in September

Rain Location: Abbe Museum, downtown

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Aug
5
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Aug
6
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Aug
7
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Connections in the Park: Gabriel Frey, Passamaquoddy

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Gabriel Frey, Passamaquoddy, comes from a long line of fancy and utility basketmakers. He uses his family’s traditional knowledge and style to create beautifully woven, sturdily built utility baskets that can be used for a variety of purposes. Join Gabriel as he demonstrates the labor intensive process of preparing ash and see firsthand how his beautiful and functional art is created.

Location: Wigwam at Sieur de Monts, Acadia National Park

All Cultural Connections in the Park programs are sponsored by Dawnland, LLC, are offered in partnership with Acadia National Park, and are free and open to the public.

The Cultural Connections in the Park series occurs every Wednesday from late June through September.

Rain Location: Abbe Museum, downtown

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Aug
12
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Aug
13
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Aug
14
11:00 AM11:00

Carving Demonstration with Emma Haccencahl-Perley

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Emma Hassencahl-Perley, visiting Wolastoqwiw artist, will host a two-day art demonstration on carving. She will be carving a "welcome sign" out of wood with wooden hand tools and talking about the mistreatment Indigenous women and the lateral violence they face at the hands of Indigenous men in our own communities. Emma will be drawing on family history, pulling inspiration from the difficulties and challenges faced by her great grandmother, Marjorie Perley, in Tobique First Nation.

Hassencahl-Perley has exhibited in venues such as the Aberdeen Cultural Centre in Moncton, the Government House in Fredericton, Start Gallery in Sackville, the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg and the Roundhouse Gallery in Vancouver, BC

This program is free with the cost of admission and is open to the public at the Abbe Museum’s downtown location. Questions? Please contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org

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Aug
14
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Connections in the Park: Norma Saulis and Allan Saulis

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Allan Saulis, Maliseet, is a well-established artist from Tobique First Nation and specializes in paintings that evoke emotion and look at difficult issues facing Wabanaki people today.  Norma Saulis, Penobscot and Mi’kmaq, is Allan’s partner, culture keeper, and beadworker. Together, Norma and Allan run Maritime Indigenous Artist Inc. which seeks to uplift and support Indigenous artists from Cape Cod to Labrador, the traditional lands of Wabanaki peoples. Both Allan and Norma will be demonstrating their arts for visitors and available to talk about their inspirations as artists today.

 Location: Nature Center Patio, Acadia National Park

All Cultural Connections in the Park programs are sponsored by Dawnland, LLC, are offered in partnership with Acadia National Park, and are free and open to the public.

The Cultural Connections in the Park series occurs every Wednesday from late June through September.

Rain Location: Abbe Museum, downtown

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Aug
15
11:00 AM11:00

Carving Demonstration with Emma Haccencahl-Perley

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Emma Hassencahl-Perley, visiting Wolastoqwiw artist, will host a two-day art demonstration on carving. She will be carving a "welcome sign" out of wood with wooden hand tools and talking about the mistreatment Indigenous women and the lateral violence they face at the hands of Indigenous men in our own communities. Emma will be drawing on family history, pulling inspiration from the difficulties and challenges faced by her great grandmother, Marjorie Perley, in Tobique First Nation.

Hassencahl-Perley has exhibited in venues such as the Aberdeen Cultural Centre in Moncton, the Government House in Fredericton, Start Gallery in Sackville, the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg and the Roundhouse Gallery in Vancouver, BC

This program is free with the cost of admission and is open to the public at the Abbe Museum’s downtown location. Questions? Please contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org

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Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

Abbe Museum Summer Camp

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If you’re looking to end the summer on a high note, join us from August 19-23 for the Abbe Museum Summer Camp! Our experienced educators have crafted an action-packed session full of games, stories, crafts, songs, and learning opportunities, all centered around Wabanaki culture. This educational, immersive camp is wonderful for ages 7-12.

This year we will be highlighting astrophotography and archeoastronomy with our campers through the week of camp. Science, culture, and art all in one space!

Limited space available. Costs vary, click here for more details and the application.

For more information contact Abbe Museum Curator of Education Starr Kelly, at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

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Aug
19
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Aug
20
9:00 AM09:00

Abbe Museum Summer Camp

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If you’re looking to end the summer on a high note, join us from August 19-23 for the Abbe Museum Summer Camp! Our experienced educators have crafted an action-packed session full of games, stories, crafts, songs, and learning opportunities, all centered around Wabanaki culture. This educational, immersive camp is wonderful for ages 7-12.

This year we will be highlighting astrophotography and archeoastronomy with our campers through the week of camp. Science, culture, and art all in one space!

Limited space available. Costs vary, click here for more details and the application.

For more information contact Abbe Museum Curator of Education Starr Kelly, at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

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Aug
20
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Aug
21
9:00 AM09:00

Abbe Museum Summer Camp

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If you’re looking to end the summer on a high note, join us from August 19-23 for the Abbe Museum Summer Camp! Our experienced educators have crafted an action-packed session full of games, stories, crafts, songs, and learning opportunities, all centered around Wabanaki culture. This educational, immersive camp is wonderful for ages 7-12.

This year we will be highlighting astrophotography and archeoastronomy with our campers through the week of camp. Science, culture, and art all in one space!

Limited space available. Costs vary, click here for more details and the application.

For more information contact Abbe Museum Curator of Education Starr Kelly, at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

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Aug
21
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Connections in the Park: John Dennis, Mi’kmaw

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John Dennis of the Eskasoni Mi’kmaw Nation is truly a keeper of tradition. A musician and storyteller, John will entrance visitors with songs from his hand drum and the stories and teachings he has learned throughout his life. In his work in cultural preservation and youth and recreation, John strives to pass on his knowledge to the youth of the Mi’kmaq and other Wabanaki Communities.

John will have two sets on this day, the first from 11 am- 12 pm and again at 1 pm- 2 pm.

Location: Nature Center Patio, Acadia National Park

All Cultural Connections in the Park programs are sponsored by Dawnland, LLC, are offered in partnership with Acadia National Park, and are free and open to the public.

The Cultural Connections in the Park series occurs every Wednesday from late June through September.

Rain Location: Abbe Museum, downtown

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Aug
22
9:00 AM09:00

Abbe Museum Summer Camp

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If you’re looking to end the summer on a high note, join us from August 19-23 for the Abbe Museum Summer Camp! Our experienced educators have crafted an action-packed session full of games, stories, crafts, songs, and learning opportunities, all centered around Wabanaki culture. This educational, immersive camp is wonderful for ages 7-12.

This year we will be highlighting astrophotography and archeoastronomy with our campers through the week of camp. Science, culture, and art all in one space!

Limited space available. Costs vary, click here for more details and the application.

For more information contact Abbe Museum Curator of Education Starr Kelly, at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

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Aug
22
12:30 PM12:30

Star Gazing at the Abbe Museum

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A special treat for our visitors! John from Northern Stars Planetarium will have his portable planetarium on site to teach us about the night sky and its importance to peoples across the world. Visitors will have the opportunity to sit inside an inflatable planetarium to hear stories and learn more about the cosmos. This program is geared toward families with young children.

Stick around after the program and make your own constellation viewer with an Abbe Educator in our Community Gallery!

Participation in this program is $10 per person and is free for Abbe Museum members. Space is limited, reservations are required. To reserve a spot please contact educator@abbemuseum.org.

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Aug
23
9:00 AM09:00

Abbe Museum Summer Camp

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If you’re looking to end the summer on a high note, join us from August 19-23 for the Abbe Museum Summer Camp! Our experienced educators have crafted an action-packed session full of games, stories, crafts, songs, and learning opportunities, all centered around Wabanaki culture. This educational, immersive camp is wonderful for ages 7-12.

This year we will be highlighting astrophotography and archeoastronomy with our campers through the week of camp. Science, culture, and art all in one space!

Limited space available. Costs vary, click here for more details and the application.

For more information contact Abbe Museum Curator of Education Starr Kelly, at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

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Aug
23
10:30 AM10:30

Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop with Ann Pollard- Ranco, Penobscot

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The Abbe is hosting a unique drop in workshop for visitors to learn more about sea glass art with Ann Pollard-Ranco, Penobscot. Ann invites you to sit and chat with her about her art while she gives guests a demonstration of her process. You are also welcome to try your hand at making a pendant of your own to take home!

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Abbe’s new temporary art exhibit wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. Wolanketutomon, a collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum, explores the protection of waters sacred to the Wabanaki and the conservation of sea-life living in those waters. It will feature original artwork created by indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This program is free with the price of regular admission. No need to reserve a spot, this is a drop in program. Questions? Email us at educator@abbemuseum.org.

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Aug
24
10:30 AM10:30

Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop with Ann Pollard- Ranco, Penobscot

Ann Pollard Ranco Kids Seaglass.JPG

The Abbe is hosting a unique drop in workshop for visitors to learn more about sea glass art with Ann Pollard-Ranco, Penobscot. Ann invites you to sit and chat with her about her art while she gives guests a demonstration of her process. You are also welcome to try your hand at making a pendant of your own to take home!

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Abbe’s new temporary art exhibit wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. Wolanketutomon, a collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum, explores the protection of waters sacred to the Wabanaki and the conservation of sea-life living in those waters. It will feature original artwork created by indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This program is free with the price of regular admission. No need to reserve a spot, this is a drop in program. Questions? Email us at educator@abbemuseum.org

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Aug
26
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Aug
27
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Sep
2
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Sep
3
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Sep
9
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Sep
10
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Basketmaking Workshop with Gabriel Frey, Passamaquoddy

Join Gabriel Frey, award-winning Passamaquoddy basketmaker, for a two-day workshop where you’ll be able to create your own unique basket. For as long as Gabriel can remember, brown ash basketmaking has been an important part of his life. He is very passionate about this art form because it keeps him connected to his ancestors while ensuring that he has something of value to pass onto the next generation.  

This two-day workshop will begin at 10 am and end at 4 pm each day. Registration required, space limited. The cost of this workshop is $250.

For more information, or to register, contact Abbe Museum Curator of Education Starr Kelly at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

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Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

Basketmaking Workshop with Gabriel Frey, Passamaquoddy

Join Gabriel Frey, award-winning Passamaquoddy basketmaker, for a two-day workshop where you’ll be able to create your own unique basket. For as long as Gabriel can remember, brown ash basketmaking has been an important part of his life. He is very passionate about this art form because it keeps him connected to his ancestors while ensuring that he has something of value to pass onto the next generation.  

This two-day workshop will begin at 10 am and end at 4 pm each day. Registration required, space limited. The cost of this workshop is $250.

For more information, or to register, contact Abbe Museum Curator of Education Starr Kelly at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

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Sep
16
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Sep
17
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Sep
23
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Sep
24
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Night Sky “Under the Stars” Boat Cruise

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

In partnership with Bar Harbor Whale Watch, we are proud to present several exciting Night Sky Cruises during Acadia Night Sky Festival featuring Wabanaki storytelling.

Departs at 7 PM (boarding begins at 6:15PM)

Trip time: 2.5 hours, returns at 9:30PM

Prices – All tickets $45

Join us on the 130’ jet -powered catamaran Atlanticat for a night-time boat cruise. As the sun sets we will travel out among the islands of the bay and along the shores of what the Wabanaki Indians called “Pesamkuk” (MDI). From using constellations in navigation and storytelling, to the supernatural healing powers of the elusive Star People, the Wabanaki have worked with the stars for over 12,000 years. John Bear Mitchell, University of Maine professor of Wabanaki and Multicultural studies, will share Maine native stories about the relationship to and beliefs about the night sky. BHWW naturalist Zack Klyver will provide a short presentation on the “Celestial Navigation”. After these spoken presentations, we will cruise over the ocean looking up at the darkening night sky while listening to a selection of enjoyable celestial themed music pieces including the theme to Superman, ET, Bolero by Ravel and Star Wars by John Williams. We then turn our attention to the night sky from the top and bow of the boat with local expert naturalist and amateur astronomer Lynn Havsall. We will learn stories behind the constellations and many wonderful facts about the amazing universe we live in. Lynn will use a laser pointer to call out and describe constellations, planets, stars, and distant galaxies.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Trips are weather dependent – please call after 3:00pm on the day of the tour to make sure the trip is still going out.

  • Please know these tours are popular and often sell out early. We limit the number of passengers to provide ample viewing. Please make your reservation as early as possible.


LEARN MORE & BUY TICKETS HERE

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Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Night Sky “Under the Stars” Boat Cruise

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

In partnership with Bar Harbor Whale Watch, we are proud to present several exciting Night Sky Cruises during Acadia Night Sky Festival featuring Wabanaki storytelling.

Departs at 7 PM (boarding begins at 6:15PM)

Trip time: 2.5 hours, returns at 9:30PM

Prices – All tickets $45

Join us on the 130’ jet -powered catamaran Atlanticat for a night-time boat cruise. As the sun sets we will travel out among the islands of the bay and along the shores of what the Wabanaki Indians called “Pesamkuk” (MDI). From using constellations in navigation and storytelling, to the supernatural healing powers of the elusive Star People, the Wabanaki have worked with the stars for over 12,000 years. John Bear Mitchell, University of Maine professor of Wabanaki and Multicultural studies, will share Maine native stories about the relationship to and beliefs about the night sky. BHWW naturalist Zack Klyver will provide a short presentation on the “Celestial Navigation”. After these spoken presentations, we will cruise over the ocean looking up at the darkening night sky while listening to a selection of enjoyable celestial themed music pieces including the theme to Superman, ET, Bolero by Ravel and Star Wars by John Williams. We then turn our attention to the night sky from the top and bow of the boat with local expert naturalist and amateur astronomer Lynn Havsall. We will learn stories behind the constellations and many wonderful facts about the amazing universe we live in. Lynn will use a laser pointer to call out and describe constellations, planets, stars, and distant galaxies.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Trips are weather dependent – please call after 3:00pm on the day of the tour to make sure the trip is still going out.

  • Please know these tours are popular and often sell out early. We limit the number of passengers to provide ample viewing. Please make your reservation as early as possible.


LEARN MORE & BUY TICKETS HERE

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Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Night Sky “Under the Stars” Boat Cruise

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

In partnership with Bar Harbor Whale Watch, we are proud to present several exciting Night Sky Cruises during Acadia Night Sky Festival featuring Wabanaki storytelling.

Departs at 7 PM (boarding begins at 6:15PM)

Trip time: 2.5 hours, returns at 9:30PM

Prices – All tickets $45

Join us on the 130’ jet -powered catamaran Atlanticat for a night-time boat cruise. As the sun sets we will travel out among the islands of the bay and along the shores of what the Wabanaki Indians called “Pesamkuk” (MDI). From using constellations in navigation and storytelling, to the supernatural healing powers of the elusive Star People, the Wabanaki have worked with the stars for over 12,000 years. John Bear Mitchell, University of Maine professor of Wabanaki and Multicultural studies, will share Maine native stories about the relationship to and beliefs about the night sky. BHWW naturalist Zack Klyver will provide a short presentation on the “Celestial Navigation”. After these spoken presentations, we will cruise over the ocean looking up at the darkening night sky while listening to a selection of enjoyable celestial themed music pieces including the theme to Superman, ET, Bolero by Ravel and Star Wars by John Williams. We then turn our attention to the night sky from the top and bow of the boat with local expert naturalist and amateur astronomer Lynn Havsall. We will learn stories behind the constellations and many wonderful facts about the amazing universe we live in. Lynn will use a laser pointer to call out and describe constellations, planets, stars, and distant galaxies.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Trips are weather dependent – please call after 3:00pm on the day of the tour to make sure the trip is still going out.

  • Please know these tours are popular and often sell out early. We limit the number of passengers to provide ample viewing. Please make your reservation as early as possible.


LEARN MORE & BUY TICKETS HERE

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Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Night Sky “Under the Stars” Boat Cruise

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

In partnership with Bar Harbor Whale Watch, we are proud to present several exciting Night Sky Cruises during Acadia Night Sky Festival featuring Wabanaki storytelling.

Departs at 7 PM (boarding begins at 6:15PM)

Trip time: 2.5 hours, returns at 9:30PM

Prices – All tickets $45

Join us on the 130’ jet -powered catamaran Atlanticat for a night-time boat cruise. As the sun sets we will travel out among the islands of the bay and along the shores of what the Wabanaki Indians called “Pesamkuk” (MDI). From using constellations in navigation and storytelling, to the supernatural healing powers of the elusive Star People, the Wabanaki have worked with the stars for over 12,000 years. John Bear Mitchell, University of Maine professor of Wabanaki and Multicultural studies, will share Maine native stories about the relationship to and beliefs about the night sky. BHWW naturalist Zack Klyver will provide a short presentation on the “Celestial Navigation”. After these spoken presentations, we will cruise over the ocean looking up at the darkening night sky while listening to a selection of enjoyable celestial themed music pieces including the theme to Superman, ET, Bolero by Ravel and Star Wars by John Williams. We then turn our attention to the night sky from the top and bow of the boat with local expert naturalist and amateur astronomer Lynn Havsall. We will learn stories behind the constellations and many wonderful facts about the amazing universe we live in. Lynn will use a laser pointer to call out and describe constellations, planets, stars, and distant galaxies.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Trips are weather dependent – please call after 3:00pm on the day of the tour to make sure the trip is still going out.

  • Please know these tours are popular and often sell out early. We limit the number of passengers to provide ample viewing. Please make your reservation as early as possible.


LEARN MORE & BUY TICKETS HERE

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Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Night Sky “Under the Stars” Boat Cruise

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

In partnership with Bar Harbor Whale Watch, we are proud to present several exciting Night Sky Cruises during Acadia Night Sky Festival featuring Wabanaki storytelling.

Departs at 7 PM (boarding begins at 6:15PM)

Trip time: 2.5 hours, returns at 9:30PM

Prices – All tickets $45

Join us on the 130’ jet -powered catamaran Atlanticat for a night-time boat cruise. As the sun sets we will travel out among the islands of the bay and along the shores of what the Wabanaki Indians called “Pesamkuk” (MDI). From using constellations in navigation and storytelling, to the supernatural healing powers of the elusive Star People, the Wabanaki have worked with the stars for over 12,000 years. John Bear Mitchell, University of Maine professor of Wabanaki and Multicultural studies, will share Maine native stories about the relationship to and beliefs about the night sky. BHWW naturalist Zack Klyver will provide a short presentation on the “Celestial Navigation”. After these spoken presentations, we will cruise over the ocean looking up at the darkening night sky while listening to a selection of enjoyable celestial themed music pieces including the theme to Superman, ET, Bolero by Ravel and Star Wars by John Williams. We then turn our attention to the night sky from the top and bow of the boat with local expert naturalist and amateur astronomer Lynn Havsall. We will learn stories behind the constellations and many wonderful facts about the amazing universe we live in. Lynn will use a laser pointer to call out and describe constellations, planets, stars, and distant galaxies.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Trips are weather dependent – please call after 3:00pm on the day of the tour to make sure the trip is still going out.

  • Please know these tours are popular and often sell out early. We limit the number of passengers to provide ample viewing. Please make your reservation as early as possible.


LEARN MORE & BUY TICKETS HERE

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Sep
30
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Oct
1
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Oct
7
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Oct
8
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Oct
14
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Indigenous Representations and Stereotypes

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In honor of Indigenous People’s Day, the Abbe Museum Education Team will be hosting a discussion about stereotypes and Indigenous representations in American pop culture. This arch of dialogue will present the images prevalent in American society relating to Indigenous peoples, investigate why these images exist, and look new efforts of self-representation among Native peoples. This program is excellent for families though might not be ideal for those under the age 9.

This program is free and open to the public. Space is limited, please inquire by email educator@abbemuseum.org or calling us at 207-288-3519.

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Oct
15
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Oct
21
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Oct
22
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Oct
28
10:30 AM10:30

People of the First Light Tour

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There’s so much to learn at the Abbe Museum, sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide! Join an Abbe Educator for an exploration of the People of the First Light exhibit. You’ll learn about Wabanaki history, art, and culture, as well as the Abbe Museum’s decolonizing practices during this comprehensive, engaging experience.

This thirty-minute tour is free with admission and runs on Mondays at 10:30 am from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Oct
29
10:30 AM10:30

Wolankeyutomon Exhibit Tour

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Join the Abbe Museum’s education team for a deep-dive into our new temporary exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

This thirty-minute tour is free with the price of admission and runs on Tuesdays at 10:30AM from July-October. Please check the calendar for programmatic conflicts on the day of your visit. To double check a tours operational status, please call (207) 288-3519.

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Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

Strawberry Celebrations

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Come celebrate the first ripening berry at our annual Strawberry Celebrations! This event features strawberry themed foods, stories, activities, and talks that highlight the importance of the heart berry in Indigenous culture. This free event is appropriate for all ages. Any questions? Contact the Education Team at educator@abbemuseum.org or 207-288-3519.

12 pm: Opening and Strawberry Toast
Curator of Education, Starr, Algonquin from Kitigan Zibi, will open the Strawberry Celebrations by introducing visitors to the cultural concepts of the strawberry and its importance in Indigenous communities. Stay and partake in a traditional Strawberry Drink, a sweet beverage consumed during this time of year as a way of giving thanks for the Earth’s bounty.

1 pm-1:30 pm: Wabanaki Strawberry and Fruit Baskets
Wabanaki basketmakers are renowned for their strawberry and fruit baskets. Our education team will share some of these unique items from our collections. This curated talk will highlight the significance of fruit baskets in Wabanaki culture and how they emerged as an art form.

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May
27
11:00 AM11:00

Sieur de Monts Opening Day

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Summer is officially here, and we’re thrilled to open our original location! Join us at The Abbe Museum at Sieur de Monts on our opening day for games, activities, crafts, and face painting. Rain or shine! And be sure to stop inside the museum and check out the new Emerald Ash Borer Exhibit - The Basket Tree!

These activities are free with the cost of admission. For more information, contact the Abbe Museum Education Team at educator@abbemuseum.org.

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May
20
7:30 PM19:30

Indigenous Film Festival - Ixcanul

The Abbe Museum and Reel Pizza Cinerama are partnering to present the region’s only Indigenous Film Festival during the Abbe Museum Indian Market, May 17-20. Each evening will feature films by and about Indigenous peoples, presenting stories often overlooked in the film industry. Tickets are $8 per film and will be available at the Reel Pizza box office.

On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for seventeen-year-old María (María Mercedes Coroy) by her Kaqchikel parents. In this brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing us in its characters' customs and beliefs, Ixcanul chronicles, with unblinking realism, disappearing traditions and peoples.

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May
20
5:30 PM17:30

Indigenous Film Festival - 10 Canoes

The Abbe Museum and Reel Pizza Cinerama are partnering to present the region’s only Indigenous Film Festival during the Abbe Museum Indian Market, May 17-20. Each evening will feature films by and about Indigenous peoples, presenting stories often overlooked in the film industry. Tickets are $8 per film and will be available at the Reel Pizza box office.

Presenting a tale within a tale, this Australian film follows Dayindi (Jamie Gulpilil), a young aboriginal warrior, as he wanders the wilderness hunting for eggs. Dayindi hears a story told by his brother Minygululu (Peter Minygululu), which echoes his own situation. A man who lusts after his brother's wife, the character in the tale kills a member of another tribe and faces dire consequences, with the story's ending reverberating in Dayindi's own life.

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May
19
9:00 PM21:00

Indigenous Film Festival - Kayak to Klemtu

The Abbe Museum and Reel Pizza Cinerama are partnering to present the region’s only Indigenous Film Festival during the Abbe Museum Indian Market, May 17-20. Each evening will feature films by and about Indigenous peoples, presenting stories often overlooked in the film industry. Tickets are $8 per film and will be available at the Reel Pizza box office.

When a prominent Kitasoo/Xai’Xais activist (Evan Adams) passes away, his 14-year-old niece Ella (Ta’Kaiya Blaney) makes it her mission to take his ashes home to Klemtu and stand in his place at a community gathering against a proposed pipeline that would bring oil tankers through their beloved homeland waters. Along for the journey are her aunt, cousin, and cranky uncle (Lorne Cardinal). Zoe Hopkins’s first feature film is a delightful family adventure that speaks to our hearts and minds about the importance of protecting our lands for future generations. 

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May
19
7:00 PM19:00

Indigenous Film Festival - Songs My Brother Taught Me

The Abbe Museum and Reel Pizza Cinerama are partnering to present the region’s only Indigenous Film Festival during the Abbe Museum Indian Market, May 17-20. Each evening will feature films by and about Indigenous peoples, presenting stories often overlooked in the film industry. Tickets are $8 per film and will be available at the Reel Pizza box office.

Songs My Brothers Taught Me is a compelling and complex portrait of modern day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. It explores the bond between a brother (John Reddy) and his younger sister (Jashaun St. John), who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home. The film sensitively infiltrates isolated Indian Country to offer a rare, modern gaze keenly felt through the eyes of its magnetic non-professional lead actors, presenting a universally resonant tale.

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May
19
5:00 PM17:00

Indigenous Film Festival - Ixcanul

The Abbe Museum and Reel Pizza Cinerama are partnering to present the region’s only Indigenous Film Festival during the Abbe Museum Indian Market, May 17-20. Each evening will feature films by and about Indigenous peoples, presenting stories often overlooked in the film industry. Tickets are $8 per film and will be available at the Reel Pizza box office.

On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for seventeen-year-old María (María Mercedes Coroy) by her Kaqchikel parents. In this brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing us in its characters' customs and beliefs, Ixcanul chronicles, with unblinking realism, disappearing traditions and peoples.

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May
18
9:00 PM21:00

Indigenous Film Festival - Songs My Brother Taught Me

The Abbe Museum and Reel Pizza Cinerama are partnering to present the region’s only Indigenous Film Festival during the Abbe Museum Indian Market, May 17-20. Each evening will feature films by and about Indigenous peoples, presenting stories often overlooked in the film industry. Tickets are $8 per film and will be available at the Reel Pizza box office.

Songs My Brothers Taught Me is a compelling and complex portrait of modern day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. It explores the bond between a brother (John Reddy) and his younger sister (Jashaun St. John), who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home. The film sensitively infiltrates isolated Indian Country to offer a rare, modern gaze keenly felt through the eyes of its magnetic non-professional lead actors, presenting a universally resonant tale.

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May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Indigenous Film Festival - Dawnland

The Abbe Museum and Reel Pizza Cinerama are partnering to present the region’s only Indigenous Film Festival during the Abbe Museum Indian Market, May 17-20. Each evening will feature films by and about Indigenous peoples, presenting stories often overlooked in the film industry. Tickets are $8 per film and will be available at the Reel Pizza box office.

In Maine, a historic investigation—the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in the United States—is the start of a bold journey. For over two years, Native and non-Native commissioners travel across Maine. They gather testimony and bear witness to the devastating impact of the state’s child welfare practices on families in Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot communities of the Wabanaki Nation.
The feature-length documentary DAWNLAND follows the TRC to contemporary Wabanaki communities to witness intimate, sacred moments of truth-telling and healing. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.

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May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Abbe Museum Indian Market Fashion Show

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The Abbe Museum Indian Market Fashion Show highlights the work of Indigenous fashion designers who draw inspiration from their tribal identities to present their culture through a modern lens. This year's designers are ACONAV (Acoma Pueblo/Navajo), Ingrid Brooks (Mi'kmaq), Leslie Deer (Muskogee Nation of Oklahoma), Niio Perkins (Haudenosaunee), Dawn Spears (Narragansett/Choctaw). VIP tickets are available for purchase ahead of the event. VIPs will get exclusive seating during the fashion show and be invited to a reception directly after to mix & mingle with the designers, plus get to see the designs close up — all with some good food and beverages.

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May
18
5:00 PM17:00

Indigenous Film Festival - 10 Canoes

The Abbe Museum and Reel Pizza Cinerama are partnering to present the region’s only Indigenous Film Festival during the Abbe Museum Indian Market, May 17-20. Each evening will feature films by and about Indigenous peoples, presenting stories often overlooked in the film industry. Tickets are $8 per film and will be available at the Reel Pizza box office.

Presenting a tale within a tale, this Australian film follows Dayindi (Jamie Gulpilil), a young aboriginal warrior, as he wanders the wilderness hunting for eggs. Dayindi hears a story told by his brother Minygululu (Peter Minygululu), which echoes his own situation. A man who lusts after his brother's wife, the character in the tale kills a member of another tribe and faces dire consequences, with the story's ending reverberating in Dayindi's own life.

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May
17
7:30 PM19:30

Indigenous Film Festival - Dawnland

The Abbe Museum and Reel Pizza Cinerama are partnering to present the region’s only Indigenous Film Festival during the Abbe Museum Indian Market, May 17-20. Each evening will feature films by and about Indigenous peoples, presenting stories often overlooked in the film industry. Tickets are $8 per film and will be available at the Reel Pizza box office.

In Maine, a historic investigation—the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in the United States—is the start of a bold journey. For over two years, Native and non-Native commissioners travel across Maine. They gather testimony and bear witness to the devastating impact of the state’s child welfare practices on families in Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot communities of the Wabanaki Nation.
The feature-length documentary DAWNLAND follows the TRC to contemporary Wabanaki communities to witness intimate, sacred moments of truth-telling and healing. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.

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May
17
5:30 PM17:30

Indigenous Film Festival - Kayak to Klemtu

The Abbe Museum and Reel Pizza Cinerama are partnering to present the region’s only Indigenous Film Festival during the Abbe Museum Indian Market, May 17-20. Each evening will feature films by and about Indigenous peoples, presenting stories often overlooked in the film industry. Tickets are $8 per film and will be available at the Reel Pizza box office.

When a prominent Kitasoo/Xai’Xais activist (Evan Adams) passes away, his 14-year-old niece Ella (Ta’Kaiya Blaney) makes it her mission to take his ashes home to Klemtu and stand in his place at a community gathering against a proposed pipeline that would bring oil tankers through their beloved homeland waters. Along for the journey are her aunt, cousin, and cranky uncle (Lorne Cardinal). Zoe Hopkins’s first feature film is a delightful family adventure that speaks to our hearts and minds about the importance of protecting our lands for future generations. 

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May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Abbe Museum Indian Market Preview Party

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Join us in celebrating the opening of the 2nd Abbe Museum Indian Market on Friday, May 17 at 5 pm with local cuisine, a special performance, and the opportunity to mingle with participating Native artists. And new for 2019 we will be having a People’s Choice and Artists Choice competition, you won’t want to miss it.

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May
17
1:30 PM13:30

wolankeyutomun Artist Demonstration with Frances Soctomah, Passamaquoddy

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Frances Soctomah, Passamaquoddy, a featured artist in the Abbe Museum’s latest exhibit wolankeyutomon will be hosting a basketmaking demonstration on Friday, May 17 from 1:30 - 3:30 PM. This demonstration is part of a series of events from the Abbe Education Team celebrating the kick off of the Abbe Museum Indian Market (AMIM).

Frances grew up learning the traditional art of brown ash and sweetgrass basketry from her grandmother, Molly Neptune Parker. Frances uses her artwork as a way to connect with her grandmother, the ancestors who came before her, and Creation. She is a graduate of Bowdoin College where she earned her degree in Sociology with a minor in Anthropology. Frances has interned with the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance (MIBA) and completed a fellowship in the Development Department at the Peabody Essex Museum. Frances works at Wabanaki Public Health currently and will be an artist at the Abbe Museum Indian Market.

This program is free with the cost of admission and is open to the public at the Abbe Museum’s downtown location. Questions? Please contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org


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May
17
12:30 PM12:30

wolankeyutomun Artist Led Exhibit Tour

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The Abbe is pleased to announce that for the first time ever we will be hosting an artist led tour of our temporary exhibit wolankeyutomon which translates to take care of everything. Frances Soctomah, Passamaquoddy, and Starr Kelly, Anishinabeg, will be co-facilitating a discussion of their artwork which is featured in this space and their interpretation of the themes presented. This show, a collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum, explores the protection of waters sacred to the Wabanaki and the conservation of sea-life living in those waters. It will feature original artwork created by indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

Space for this tour is limited, please register with educator@abbemuseum.org


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May
17
11:30 AM11:30

wolankeyutomun Educator Led Exhibit Tour

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The Abbe is hosting an educator led tour of our temporary wolankeyutomon exhibit. This show, a collaboration between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum, explores the protection of waters sacred to the Wabanaki and the conservation of sea-life living in those waters. It will feature original artwork created by indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador).

Space for this tour is limited, please register with educator@abbemuseum.org


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May
17
10:30 AM10:30

Beadwork Demonstration w/ Karen Ann Hoffman, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin

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Join us on Friday May 17 from 10:30 am - 3 pm for a demonstration with renowned beadwork artist Karen Ann Hoffman, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. This demonstration is part of a series of events from the Abbe Education Team celebrating the kick off of the Abbe Museum Indian Market (AMIM).

Karen Ann is a well-known raised beadwork artist from the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and a beadwork student of Samuel Thomas and the late Lorna Hill, who also holds a Masters Degree in Human Development with an emphasis on Cultural Identity. Her beadwork is in the permanent collections of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), the Wisconsin State Historical Society Museum, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, the Memorial Hall Museum of Deerfield, MA, the New York State Museum, and the Field Museum of Chicago. She has exhibited in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, and Massachusetts. An advocate for Native Arts, Karen Ann has curated opportunities to showcase Native art at museums and galleries across Wisconsin. She is a board member of the Wisconsin Arts Board where she chairs the Wisconsin Woodland Indian Arts Initiative.

Join Karen Ann at the Abbe Museum for a demonstration of her art and hear about her experiences at art markets like AMIM.

This program is free with the cost of admission and is open to the public at the Abbe Museum’s downtown location. Questions? Please contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org


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May
10
11:00 AM11:00

AMIM Collections Program

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In anticipation of the Abbe Museum Indian Market (AMIM), May 17-19, the Education Team is hosting specialized programs for visitors interested in learning more about Wabanaki artforms. Join us for an interactive talk in our Archeology Lab where we will bring out special items from our collection -- this month we are featuring Wabanaki artists who will be at this year’s market. Come see exquisite items and learn more about the artists you will meet at AMIM.

This is a free program open to the public. Space is limited, please register by emailing educator@abbemuseum.org


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Apr
19
11:00 AM11:00

Vacation Days at the Abbe!

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You’re invited to a morning of family-oriented storytelling and activities! John Dennis, Mi’kmaq, will kick off our celebration by telling traditional Wabanaki stories about water. Afterwards, our education team will be on hand to facilitate crafts, games, and face painting. Be sure to check out our new exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything while you’re here!

SCHEDULE
11:00AM-11:45AM Storytelling with John Dennis, Micmac
11:45AM-12:30PM Educator Lead Activities and Face Painting

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Abbe’s Curator of Education, Starr Kelly, at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

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Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

Indigenous Film Festival Lead Up Series: Before Tomorrow

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Join the Abbe Museum education team at Reel Pizza Cinerama for a celebration of Indigenous films each month as we gear up for the second annual Abbe Museum Indian Market Film Festival this May 17-20.

Our last film in the lead up series will be the award winning Before Tomorrow (2008).  The setting is in a small Inuit community in the Nunavik region of northern Quebec in the 1840s, the film stars Madeline Ivalu as Ninioq, an Inuk elder isolated with her grandson Maniq (Paul-Dylan Ivalu) after most of their community perishes from smallpox transmitted by strange traders. "Their adaptation moves the setting from northeast Greenland to northwest Ungava (Nunavik) and from the 1960s to the 1840s, when explorers and whalers began to trade with local Inuit and transmitted contagious diseases." The film was shot near Puvirnituq in Nunavik, northern Quebec.

 This is a free program with a suggested donation of $5. Have questions? Contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org.

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Apr
12
1:00 PM13:00

AMIM Collections Program

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In anticipation of the Abbe Museum Indian Market (AMIM), May 17-19, the Education Team is hosting specialized programs for visitors interested in learning more about Wabanaki artforms. Join us for an interactive talk in our Archeology Lab where we will bring out special items from our collections. This month we are featuring our staff’s favorite items from the collection -- these items are not currently on display and will be a unique opportunity for you and your family to learn about Wabanaki art.  

This is a free program open to the public. Space is limited, please register by emailing educator@abbemuseum.org

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Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

Indigenous Film Festival Lead Up Series: Kissed By Lightning

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Join the Abbe Museum education team at Reel Pizza Cinerama for a celebration of Indigenous films each month as we gear up for the second annual Abbe Museum Indian Market Film Festival this May 17-20.

Our featured film in March is Kissed by Lightning directed by Shelley Niro (Mohawk). Mavis Dogblood is a Mohawk painter who keeps the memory of her dead husband Jessie Lightning alive through the recreation of stories he would tell her. Jessie was a musician whose compositions continues to haunt Mavis. Mavis has a potential lover waiting for her to absolve her grief and continue in the world of the living. Mavis is delivering a series of paintings to New York. On the trip to New York she decides to visit Jessie's grandmother Josephine. Here Mavis is given permission to love her friend and lover Bug.

 This is a free program with a suggested donation of $5. Have questions? Contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org.

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Mar
21
5:00 PM17:00

wolankeyutomun Exhibit Opening

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Join us at the Abbe Museum on Thursday, March 21 from 5 to 7 pm for the opening of our newest exhibit - wolankeyutomun: Take Care of Everything. This exhibit, a collaboration with Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc., explores the protection of waters sacred to the Wabanaki and the conservation of sea-life living in those waters. It features original artwork created by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes.

Tickets for the opening are $10 per person and can be purchased here. Abbe members are free and for this event Indigenous people are invited as our special guests.

To learn more, please contact the Abbe Museum at info@abbemuseum.org or 207-288-3519.

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Mar
7
1:00 PM13:00

AMIM Collections Program

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In anticipation of the Abbe Museum Indian Market (AMIM), May 17-19, the Education Team is hosting specialized programs for visitors interested in learning more about Wabanaki artforms. Join us for an interactive talk in our Archeology Lab where we will bring out special items from our collections -- this month we are featuring both historic and contemporary Wabanaki birchbark art.

This is a free program open to the public. Space is limited, please register by emailing educator@abbemuseum.org

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Feb
20
11:00 AM11:00

Vacation Days at the Abbe!

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In celebration of Mid-Winter School Break, the Abbe Museum will be opening its doors from 11 am-12:30 pm for families with children looking for something to do. Join us in our Learning Lab for stories, crafts, games, and face painting!  Plus, admission is free in April thanks to the generosity of Machias Savings Bank — including this program!

Questions? Contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org


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Feb
19
11:00 AM11:00

Vacation Days at the Abbe!

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In celebration of Mid-Winter School Break, the Abbe Museum will be opening its doors from 11 am-12:30 pm for families with children looking for something to do. Join us in our Learning Lab for stories, crafts, games, and face painting!  Plus, admission is free in April thanks to the generosity of Machias Savings Bank — including this program!

Questions? Contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org


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Feb
18
4:30 PM16:30

The World's Oldest Field Recordings w/ Donald Soctomah and Dwayne Tomah

Photo by Rogier van Bakel, Eager Eye Photography

Photo by Rogier van Bakel, Eager Eye Photography

Join the Abbe Museum for a one of a kind educational experience with Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, and Dwayne Tomah, Passamaquoddy Language Teacher. For the first time, Donald will be presenting the world’s oldest anthropological field recordings, preserved on wax cylinders in 1890. This collection includes Passamaquoddy narratives, vocabulary, number lists, and songs, and are the earliest known field recordings of Native Americans on wax cylinders.

Come hear Donald speak about the work being done by the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Library of Congress, and get a glimpse of the project’s next steps. Then listen to the original recordings and modern versions, based on the transcriptions, and hear Dwayne present a few songs in person.

This event is free and open to the public at the Abbe Museum’s downtown location. Seats are available on a first come first serve basis, museum doors will open at 4 pm. Questions? Contact Starr at starr@abbemuseum.org or 207-288-3519.

NOTE: In the event of snow, this program will be rescheduled to February 25, 2019.

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