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Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration

  • Abbe Museum 26 Mount Desert Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 United States (map)
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Come Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day at the Abbe Museum with a family friendly program offered in partnership with Acadia National Park and sponsored by Dawnland, LLC.

For the first time, the Abbe Museum will be hosting a full day of activities to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day! And, this one is for the whole family! Throughout the day we will be offering activities aimed at sharing local Wabanaki history and culture. All activities are free with admission but please read further for other details and restrictions.

10-11 am: Hand drum songs with John Dennis, Mi’kmaq on our front patio
John will be sharing a variety of songs with guests out front of our downtown location. This is a free activity and all are welcome.

11-11:30 am: A complimentary People of the First Light tour
Learn more about Wabanaki history, art, and culture through a tour of our first core exhibit. Participation is in included with admission, but space is limited. Please email to secure a spot. 

11:30 am-12:30 pm: Wabanaki Storytelling with John Dennis, Mi’kmaq
John will be sharing traditional Wabanaki stories the way they were meant to be shared, verbally with a community of people. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser and included with the price of admission. 

12:30 pm- 1:30 pm Crafting Hour!
Stay with us after the storytelling event and participate in a special crafting hour in our Learning Lab. We will have beading, etching, coloring, puppet making, and our popular face painting! 

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