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

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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
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.


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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

Wolankeyutomon Josselyn.JPG

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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Aug
15
11:00 AM11:00

Demonstration with Emma Hassencahl-Perley

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Emma Hassencahl-Perley, visiting Wolastoqiyik artist, will host a two-day art demonstration from August 14 to 15. She will be presenting and working on her regalia, while simultaneously talking about her craft and approach to dance.

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
14
11:00 AM11:00

Demonstration with Emma Hassencahl-Perley

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Emma Hassencahl-Perley, visiting Wolastoqiyik artist, will host a two-day art demonstration from August 14 to 15. She will be presenting and working on her regalia, while simultaneously talking about her craft and approach to dance.

Emma 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
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
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
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
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
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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Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Meeting w/ Donald Soctomah & Dwayne Tomah

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Back by popular demand (and in an extended format)! In conjunction with the Abbe Museum’s Annual Meeting, Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, and Dwayne Tomah, Passamaquoddy Language Teacher, will join us at the Jesup Memorial Library to do a presentation on the earliest known field recordings of Native Americans. These recordings, preserved on wax cylinders in 1890, include Passamaquoddy narratives, vocabulary, number lists, and songs. 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 hear Dwayne present a few songs in their contemporary format. The evening will begin with a reception at the Abbe Museum where you will get a chance to meet the speakers. Plus get an update on recent initiatives and projects, check out our new exhibits, and get a peek at what’s to come in 2020.

6:00 pm
Annual Meeting & Reception
Abbe Museum - 26 Mt. Desert Street

7:00 pm
”The World’s Oldest Field Recordings” Lecture
Jesup Memorial Library - 34 Mt. Desert Street

Tickets are $20 per person, members are free. For more information email info@abbemuseum.org or call 207-288-3519.

 
 

Thank you to our partner for this event: Jesup Memorial Library!

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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
19
7:00 PM19:00

Author Talk & Book Signing w/ Colin G. Calloway

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The Abbe Museum is honored to be co-sponsoring an event with our neighbor’s at the Jesup Memorial Library!

George Washington is one of America’s best-known historical figures but history has largely overlooked his relationships with Native Americans. Join Colin Calloway, author of “The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation,” to learn more about these complex relationships at an author talk and book signing at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, July 19 at 7 p.m. “The Indian World of George Washington” was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Books will be on sale that night courtesy of Sherman’s Books. For more information on the talk visit the Jesup’s website or call 207-288-4245.

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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.

Registration for this workshop is closed, please contact educator@abbemuseum.org to learn more about future programs.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
5
5:00 PM17:00

CANCELLED: NAF Artist Welcome Reception

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Friday evening’s event has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, July 6th for the Native American Festival at the Abbe Museum. The event includes artists, basketmakers, food and special programming from Hawk Henries and others. We will also announce this year’s Fellows. Produced in partnership with the Maine Indian Basketmaker Alliance.

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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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