Frances Soctomah, Passamaquoddy, grew up learning the traditional art of brown ash and sweetgrass basketry from her grandmother, Molly Neptune Parker. 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. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see Frances’ basketmaking demonstration and ask her questions about her art form.
Location: Jordan Pond House Lawn, 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.