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Annual Meeting w/ Donald Soctomah & Dwayne Tomah

Photo by Rogier van Bakel, Eager Eye Photography

Photo by Rogier van Bakel, Eager Eye Photography

Back by popular demand (and in an extended format)! In conjunction with the Abbe Museum’s Annual Meeting, Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, and Dwayne Tomah, Passamaquoddy Language Teacher, will join us at the Jesup Memorial Library to do a presentation on the earliest known field recordings of Native Americans. These recordings, preserved on wax cylinders in 1890, include Passamaquoddy narratives, vocabulary, number lists, and songs. Come hear Donald speak about the work being done by the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Library of Congress, and get a glimpse of the project’s next steps. Then listen to the original recordings and hear Dwayne present a few songs in their contemporary format. The evening will begin with a reception at the Abbe Museum where you will get a chance to meet the speakers. Plus get an update on recent initiatives and projects, check out our new exhibits, and get a peek at what’s to come in 2020.

6:00 pm
Annual Meeting & Reception
Abbe Museum - 26 Mt. Desert Street

7:00 pm
”The World’s Oldest Field Recordings” Lecture
Jesup Memorial Library - 34 Mt. Desert Street

Tickets are $20 per person, members are free. For more information email or call 207-288-3519.


Thank you to our partner for this event: Jesup Memorial Library!