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Strawberry Celebrations

  • Abbe Museum 26 Mount Desert Street Bar United States (map)

Come celebrate the first ripening berry at our annual Strawberry Celebrations! This event features strawberry themed foods, stories, activities, and talks that highlight the importance of the heart berry in Indigenous culture. This free event is appropriate for all ages. Any questions? Contact the Education Team at or 207-288-3519.

12 pm: Opening and Strawberry Toast
Curator of Education, Starr, Algonquin from Kitigan Zibi, will open the Strawberry Celebrations by introducing visitors to the cultural concepts of the strawberry and its importance in Indigenous communities. Stay and partake in a traditional Strawberry Drink, a sweet beverage consumed during this time of year as a way of giving thanks for the Earth’s bounty.

1 pm-1:30 pm: Wabanaki Strawberry and Fruit Baskets
Wabanaki basketmakers are renowned for their strawberry and fruit baskets. Our education team will share some of these unique items from our collections. This curated talk will highlight the significance of fruit baskets in Wabanaki culture and how they emerged as an art form.

Earlier Event: May 27
Sieur de Monts Opening Day