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Birchbark Basketmaking Demo with Barry Dana, Penobscot

  • Abbe Museum 26 Mount Desert Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 United States (map)
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The Abbe Museum is pleased to announce a basketmaking demonstration with Barry Dana of the Penobscot Nation. Barry is a teacher, artist, and former Chief of the Penobscot Nation where he was raised learning traditional skills and values from tribal elders. He creates his birchbark baskets with animal, floral, and traditional designs etched onto the surface of the bark, then decorated with porcupine quills woven on the cover and stitched together with spruce roots. 

No registration is necessary and this program is included in the price of admission. Have a question about the event? Contact us at

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