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People of the First Light Tour

  • Abbe Museum 26 Mount Desert Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 United States (map)
Illustration by Gina Brooks, Maliseet

Illustration by Gina Brooks, Maliseet

The Abbe is pleased to offer a tour to visitors who are interested in learning more about the Wabanaki Nations and their homeland, art, culture, and history. Our core exhibit, People of the First Light, introduces visitors to the Wabanaki universe, engaging them with the culture and history of a people that is unfamiliar to many. Bringing together oral traditions, personal stories, cultural knowledge, language, and historical accounts with objects, photographs, multimedia, and digital interactives, People of the First Light shares a wide variety of content and perspectives around more than 12,000 years of history, conflict, adaptation, and survival in the Wabanaki homeland.

Participation is included with admission. Space is limited. To secure a place on this tour ahead of time or for more information, please contact us at or 207-288-3519. 

Earlier Event: October 15
Twisted Path IV: Vital Signs
Later Event: October 17
Basketmaking: A Wabanaki Tradition