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Aug
21
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Connections in the Park: John Dennis, Mi’kmaw

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John Dennis of the Eskasoni Mi’kmaw Nation is truly a keeper of tradition. A musician and storyteller, John will entrance visitors with songs from his hand drum and the stories and teachings he has learned throughout his life. In his work in cultural preservation and youth and recreation, John strives to pass on his knowledge to the youth of the Mi’kmaq and other Wabanaki Communities.

John will have two sets on this day, the first from 11 am- 12 pm and again at 1 pm- 2 pm.

Location: Nature Center Patio, 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.

Rain Location: Abbe Museum, downtown

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Aug
22
12:30 PM12:30

Star Gazing at the Abbe Museum

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A special treat for our visitors! John from Northern Stars Planetarium will have his portable planetarium on site to teach us about the night sky and its importance to peoples across the world. Visitors will have the opportunity to sit inside an inflatable planetarium to hear stories and learn more about the cosmos. This program is geared toward families with young children.

Stick around after the program and make your own constellation viewer with an Abbe Educator in our Community Gallery!

Participation in this program is $10 per person and is free for Abbe Museum members. Space is limited, reservations are required. To reserve a spot please contact educator@abbemuseum.org.

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Night Sky “Under the Stars” Boat Cruise

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

In partnership with Bar Harbor Whale Watch, we are proud to present several exciting Night Sky Cruises during Acadia Night Sky Festival featuring Wabanaki storytelling.

Departs at 7 PM (boarding begins at 6:15PM)

Trip time: 2.5 hours, returns at 9:30PM

Prices – All tickets $45

Join us on the 130’ jet -powered catamaran Atlanticat for a night-time boat cruise. As the sun sets we will travel out among the islands of the bay and along the shores of what the Wabanaki Indians called “Pesamkuk” (MDI). From using constellations in navigation and storytelling, to the supernatural healing powers of the elusive Star People, the Wabanaki have worked with the stars for over 12,000 years. John Bear Mitchell, University of Maine professor of Wabanaki and Multicultural studies, will share Maine native stories about the relationship to and beliefs about the night sky. BHWW naturalist Zack Klyver will provide a short presentation on the “Celestial Navigation”. After these spoken presentations, we will cruise over the ocean looking up at the darkening night sky while listening to a selection of enjoyable celestial themed music pieces including the theme to Superman, ET, Bolero by Ravel and Star Wars by John Williams. We then turn our attention to the night sky from the top and bow of the boat with local expert naturalist and amateur astronomer Lynn Havsall. We will learn stories behind the constellations and many wonderful facts about the amazing universe we live in. Lynn will use a laser pointer to call out and describe constellations, planets, stars, and distant galaxies.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Trips are weather dependent – please call after 3:00pm on the day of the tour to make sure the trip is still going out.

  • Please know these tours are popular and often sell out early. We limit the number of passengers to provide ample viewing. Please make your reservation as early as possible.


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Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Night Sky “Under the Stars” Boat Cruise

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

In partnership with Bar Harbor Whale Watch, we are proud to present several exciting Night Sky Cruises during Acadia Night Sky Festival featuring Wabanaki storytelling.

Departs at 7 PM (boarding begins at 6:15PM)

Trip time: 2.5 hours, returns at 9:30PM

Prices – All tickets $45

Join us on the 130’ jet -powered catamaran Atlanticat for a night-time boat cruise. As the sun sets we will travel out among the islands of the bay and along the shores of what the Wabanaki Indians called “Pesamkuk” (MDI). From using constellations in navigation and storytelling, to the supernatural healing powers of the elusive Star People, the Wabanaki have worked with the stars for over 12,000 years. John Bear Mitchell, University of Maine professor of Wabanaki and Multicultural studies, will share Maine native stories about the relationship to and beliefs about the night sky. BHWW naturalist Zack Klyver will provide a short presentation on the “Celestial Navigation”. After these spoken presentations, we will cruise over the ocean looking up at the darkening night sky while listening to a selection of enjoyable celestial themed music pieces including the theme to Superman, ET, Bolero by Ravel and Star Wars by John Williams. We then turn our attention to the night sky from the top and bow of the boat with local expert naturalist and amateur astronomer Lynn Havsall. We will learn stories behind the constellations and many wonderful facts about the amazing universe we live in. Lynn will use a laser pointer to call out and describe constellations, planets, stars, and distant galaxies.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Trips are weather dependent – please call after 3:00pm on the day of the tour to make sure the trip is still going out.

  • Please know these tours are popular and often sell out early. We limit the number of passengers to provide ample viewing. Please make your reservation as early as possible.


LEARN MORE & BUY TICKETS HERE

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Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Night Sky “Under the Stars” Boat Cruise

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

In partnership with Bar Harbor Whale Watch, we are proud to present several exciting Night Sky Cruises during Acadia Night Sky Festival featuring Wabanaki storytelling.

Departs at 7 PM (boarding begins at 6:15PM)

Trip time: 2.5 hours, returns at 9:30PM

Prices – All tickets $45

Join us on the 130’ jet -powered catamaran Atlanticat for a night-time boat cruise. As the sun sets we will travel out among the islands of the bay and along the shores of what the Wabanaki Indians called “Pesamkuk” (MDI). From using constellations in navigation and storytelling, to the supernatural healing powers of the elusive Star People, the Wabanaki have worked with the stars for over 12,000 years. John Bear Mitchell, University of Maine professor of Wabanaki and Multicultural studies, will share Maine native stories about the relationship to and beliefs about the night sky. BHWW naturalist Zack Klyver will provide a short presentation on the “Celestial Navigation”. After these spoken presentations, we will cruise over the ocean looking up at the darkening night sky while listening to a selection of enjoyable celestial themed music pieces including the theme to Superman, ET, Bolero by Ravel and Star Wars by John Williams. We then turn our attention to the night sky from the top and bow of the boat with local expert naturalist and amateur astronomer Lynn Havsall. We will learn stories behind the constellations and many wonderful facts about the amazing universe we live in. Lynn will use a laser pointer to call out and describe constellations, planets, stars, and distant galaxies.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Trips are weather dependent – please call after 3:00pm on the day of the tour to make sure the trip is still going out.

  • Please know these tours are popular and often sell out early. We limit the number of passengers to provide ample viewing. Please make your reservation as early as possible.


LEARN MORE & BUY TICKETS HERE

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Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Night Sky “Under the Stars” Boat Cruise

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

In partnership with Bar Harbor Whale Watch, we are proud to present several exciting Night Sky Cruises during Acadia Night Sky Festival featuring Wabanaki storytelling.

Departs at 7 PM (boarding begins at 6:15PM)

Trip time: 2.5 hours, returns at 9:30PM

Prices – All tickets $45

Join us on the 130’ jet -powered catamaran Atlanticat for a night-time boat cruise. As the sun sets we will travel out among the islands of the bay and along the shores of what the Wabanaki Indians called “Pesamkuk” (MDI). From using constellations in navigation and storytelling, to the supernatural healing powers of the elusive Star People, the Wabanaki have worked with the stars for over 12,000 years. John Bear Mitchell, University of Maine professor of Wabanaki and Multicultural studies, will share Maine native stories about the relationship to and beliefs about the night sky. BHWW naturalist Zack Klyver will provide a short presentation on the “Celestial Navigation”. After these spoken presentations, we will cruise over the ocean looking up at the darkening night sky while listening to a selection of enjoyable celestial themed music pieces including the theme to Superman, ET, Bolero by Ravel and Star Wars by John Williams. We then turn our attention to the night sky from the top and bow of the boat with local expert naturalist and amateur astronomer Lynn Havsall. We will learn stories behind the constellations and many wonderful facts about the amazing universe we live in. Lynn will use a laser pointer to call out and describe constellations, planets, stars, and distant galaxies.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Trips are weather dependent – please call after 3:00pm on the day of the tour to make sure the trip is still going out.

  • Please know these tours are popular and often sell out early. We limit the number of passengers to provide ample viewing. Please make your reservation as early as possible.


LEARN MORE & BUY TICKETS HERE

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Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Night Sky “Under the Stars” Boat Cruise

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

Image credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.

In partnership with Bar Harbor Whale Watch, we are proud to present several exciting Night Sky Cruises during Acadia Night Sky Festival featuring Wabanaki storytelling.

Departs at 7 PM (boarding begins at 6:15PM)

Trip time: 2.5 hours, returns at 9:30PM

Prices – All tickets $45

Join us on the 130’ jet -powered catamaran Atlanticat for a night-time boat cruise. As the sun sets we will travel out among the islands of the bay and along the shores of what the Wabanaki Indians called “Pesamkuk” (MDI). From using constellations in navigation and storytelling, to the supernatural healing powers of the elusive Star People, the Wabanaki have worked with the stars for over 12,000 years. John Bear Mitchell, University of Maine professor of Wabanaki and Multicultural studies, will share Maine native stories about the relationship to and beliefs about the night sky. BHWW naturalist Zack Klyver will provide a short presentation on the “Celestial Navigation”. After these spoken presentations, we will cruise over the ocean looking up at the darkening night sky while listening to a selection of enjoyable celestial themed music pieces including the theme to Superman, ET, Bolero by Ravel and Star Wars by John Williams. We then turn our attention to the night sky from the top and bow of the boat with local expert naturalist and amateur astronomer Lynn Havsall. We will learn stories behind the constellations and many wonderful facts about the amazing universe we live in. Lynn will use a laser pointer to call out and describe constellations, planets, stars, and distant galaxies.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Trips are weather dependent – please call after 3:00pm on the day of the tour to make sure the trip is still going out.

  • Please know these tours are popular and often sell out early. We limit the number of passengers to provide ample viewing. Please make your reservation as early as possible.


LEARN MORE & BUY TICKETS HERE

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Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Indigenous Representations and Stereotypes

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In honor of Indigenous People’s Day, the Abbe Museum Education Team will be hosting a discussion about stereotypes and Indigenous representations in American pop culture. This arch of dialogue will present the images prevalent in American society relating to Indigenous peoples, investigate why these images exist, and look new efforts of self-representation among Native peoples. This program is excellent for families though might not be ideal for those under the age 9.

This program is free and open to the public. Space is limited, please inquire by email educator@abbemuseum.org or calling us at 207-288-3519.

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Aug
15
11:00 AM11:00

Demonstration with Emma Hassencahl-Perley

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Emma Hassencahl-Perley, visiting Wolastoqiyik artist, will host a two-day art demonstration from August 14 to 15. She will be presenting and working on her regalia, while simultaneously talking about her craft and approach to dance.

Hassencahl-Perley has exhibited in venues such as the Aberdeen Cultural Centre in Moncton, the Government House in Fredericton, Start Gallery in Sackville, the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg and the Roundhouse Gallery in Vancouver, BC

This program is free with the cost of admission and is open to the public at the Abbe Museum’s downtown location. Questions? Please contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org

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Aug
14
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Connections in the Park: Norma Saulis and Allan Saulis

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Allan Saulis, Maliseet, is a well-established artist from Tobique First Nation and specializes in paintings that evoke emotion and look at difficult issues facing Wabanaki people today.  Norma Saulis, Penobscot and Mi’kmaq, is Allan’s partner, culture keeper, and beadworker. Together, Norma and Allan run Maritime Indigenous Artist Inc. which seeks to uplift and support Indigenous artists from Cape Cod to Labrador, the traditional lands of Wabanaki peoples. Both Allan and Norma will be demonstrating their arts for visitors and available to talk about their inspirations as artists today.

 Location: Nature Center Patio, 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.

Rain Location: Abbe Museum, downtown

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Aug
14
11:00 AM11:00

Demonstration with Emma Hassencahl-Perley

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Emma Hassencahl-Perley, visiting Wolastoqiyik artist, will host a two-day art demonstration from August 14 to 15. She will be presenting and working on her regalia, while simultaneously talking about her craft and approach to dance.

Emma Hassencahl-Perley has exhibited in venues such as the Aberdeen Cultural Centre in Moncton, the Government House in Fredericton, Start Gallery in Sackville, the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg and the Roundhouse Gallery in Vancouver, BC

This program is free with the cost of admission and is open to the public at the Abbe Museum’s downtown location. Questions? Please contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org

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Aug
7
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Connections in the Park: Gabriel Frey, Passamaquoddy

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Gabriel Frey, Passamaquoddy, comes from a long line of fancy and utility basketmakers. He uses his family’s traditional knowledge and style to create beautifully woven, sturdily built utility baskets that can be used for a variety of purposes. Join Gabriel as he demonstrates the labor intensive process of preparing ash and see firsthand how his beautiful and functional art is created.

Location: Wigwam at Sieur de Monts, 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.

Rain Location: Abbe Museum, downtown

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Jul
31
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Connections in the Park: Eldon Hanning, MicMac

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Eldon Hanning of the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians is well known for his utility baskets.  A master of ash preparation, Eldon will demonstrate the traditional Micmac method of pounding and splitting ash, which differs greatly from the techniques of the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy ash-pounders.  A board member of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, Eldon has taught hundreds of members of each of the Wabanaki tribes how to weave potato baskets—a basket which the Wabanaki are well known for. 

Location: Jordan Pond House Lawn, Acadia National Park

 All of these 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 June through August and on select dates in September

Rain Location: Abbe Museum, downtown

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Jul
26
11:00 AM11:00

Sieur de Monts Family Fun Day

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This annual event is a summertime favorite! Come visit Sieur de Monts to enjoy a few hours of family fun with the Abbe Education Staff. We’ve got games, crafts, activities, and face painting to share with you! All are welcome to join in the fun, rain or shine.

These activities are free with admission to the Abbe Museum at Sieur de Monts,. For more information, contact Abbe Museum Education at educator@abbemuseum.org.

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Jul
24
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Connections in the Park: Sarah Sockbeson, Penobscot

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Sarah Sockbeson is one of the several young basketmakers who take Wabanaki traditions to a new level with their contemporary styles. A member of the Penobscot Indian Nation, Sarah apprenticed with basketmaker Jennifer Neptune and combines contemporary elements such as painting and bone carving into her work. Known for her vivid color combinations and beautiful landscape paintings, Sarah will demonstrate the various steps within her artistic process.

 Location: Nature Center Patio, 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.

Rain Location: Abbe Museum, downtown

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Jul
17
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Connections in the Park: Natalie Dana, Passamaquoddy

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Join us for a unique opportunity to meet Passamaquoddy artist Natalie Dana. Natalie specializes in making drums and her one of a kind painting on the drum’s surface. Natalie will be painting on her drums during this demonstration and speaking to visitors about her artistic process.

Location: Jordan Pond House, 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.

Rain Location: Abbe Museum, downtown

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Jul
10
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Connections in the Park: Chris Sockalexis, Penobscot

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Chris Sockalexis, Penobscot, is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Penobscot Nation. Join him as he demonstrates and shares knowledge of the ancient art and technique of stone and bone tool production. Chris is acting Board Chair of the Abbe Museum in downtown Bar Harbor.

Chris has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Maine with his primary focus being on Maine Archaeology. He is currently conducting research for his Masters of Science degree at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute with his thesis work focusing on Cultural Identity and Maritime Adaptation in Frenchman Bay, Maine. Chris is one of the lead singers of the RezDogs, an intertribal powwow drum group based out of Indian Island, Maine. He is also an avid canoe/kayak paddler who loves being out in the Maine woods and on the waterways that his ancestors have traveled for thousands of years.

 Location: Jordan Pond House, 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.

Rain Location: Abbe Museum Downtown

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Jun
26
11:00 AM11:00

Cultural Connections in the Park: The Burnurwurbskek Singers

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Rain Location: Abbe Museum Downtown — 26 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor

Kick-off the 2019 Cultural Connections in the Park program series with the Burnurwurbskek Singers, a men’s drum group from the Penobscot Nation at Indian Island, Maine. This group has been performing traditional Wabanaki songs for audiences across Maine and other states for many years. This performance on top of Wapuwoc, or the “white mountain of the first light,” is a cultural demonstration that will captivate audience members of all ages.

Location: Cadillac Mountain Summit, 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.

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Jun
21
11:00 AM11:00

Sea Creatures of the Wabanaki Coast

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The Abbe Museum is partnering with the Downeast Institute to host a touch tank experience for families! They and our Abbe educators will be on hand to answer all the questions you have regarding the sea critters who live on the Wabanaki coast and how these animals are an important part of Wabanaki culture, life, and sustenance.

This program is brought to you in conjunction with the Abbe Museum’s 2019 exhibit wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaborative exhibition between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador). Be sure to visit the exhibit after the program!

This is event is being hosted at the Abbe Museum’s downtown location and is free with admission. Questions? Contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org.

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Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

Strawberry Celebrations

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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 educator@abbemuseum.org 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.

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May
27
11:00 AM11:00

Sieur de Monts Opening Day

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Summer is officially here, and we’re thrilled to open our original location! Join us at The Abbe Museum at Sieur de Monts on our opening day for games, activities, crafts, and face painting. Rain or shine! And be sure to stop inside the museum and check out the new Emerald Ash Borer Exhibit - The Basket Tree!

These activities are free with the cost of admission. For more information, contact the Abbe Museum Education Team at educator@abbemuseum.org.

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May
17
1:30 PM13:30

wolankeyutomun Artist Demonstration with Frances Soctomah, Passamaquoddy

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Frances Soctomah, Passamaquoddy, a featured artist in the Abbe Museum’s latest exhibit wolankeyutomon will be hosting a basketmaking demonstration on Friday, May 17 from 1:30 - 3:30 PM. This demonstration is part of a series of events from the Abbe Education Team celebrating the kick off of the Abbe Museum Indian Market (AMIM).

Frances grew up learning the traditional art of brown ash and sweetgrass basketry from her grandmother, Molly Neptune Parker. Frances uses her artwork as a way to connect with her grandmother, the ancestors who came before her, and Creation. 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. Frances works at Wabanaki Public Health currently and will be an artist at the Abbe Museum Indian Market.

This program is free with the cost of admission and is open to the public at the Abbe Museum’s downtown location. Questions? Please contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org


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May
17
10:30 AM10:30

Beadwork Demonstration w/ Karen Ann Hoffman, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin

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Join us on Friday May 17 from 10:30 am - 3 pm for a demonstration with renowned beadwork artist Karen Ann Hoffman, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. This demonstration is part of a series of events from the Abbe Education Team celebrating the kick off of the Abbe Museum Indian Market (AMIM).

Karen Ann is a well-known raised beadwork artist from the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and a beadwork student of Samuel Thomas and the late Lorna Hill, who also holds a Masters Degree in Human Development with an emphasis on Cultural Identity. Her beadwork is in the permanent collections of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), the Wisconsin State Historical Society Museum, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, the Memorial Hall Museum of Deerfield, MA, the New York State Museum, and the Field Museum of Chicago. She has exhibited in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, and Massachusetts. An advocate for Native Arts, Karen Ann has curated opportunities to showcase Native art at museums and galleries across Wisconsin. She is a board member of the Wisconsin Arts Board where she chairs the Wisconsin Woodland Indian Arts Initiative.

Join Karen Ann at the Abbe Museum for a demonstration of her art and hear about her experiences at art markets like AMIM.

This program is free with the cost of admission and is open to the public at the Abbe Museum’s downtown location. Questions? Please contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org


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May
10
11:00 AM11:00

AMIM Collections Program

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In anticipation of the Abbe Museum Indian Market (AMIM), May 17-19, the Education Team is hosting specialized programs for visitors interested in learning more about Wabanaki artforms. Join us for an interactive talk in our Archeology Lab where we will bring out special items from our collection -- this month we are featuring Wabanaki artists who will be at this year’s market. Come see exquisite items and learn more about the artists you will meet at AMIM.

This is a free program open to the public. Space is limited, please register by emailing educator@abbemuseum.org


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Apr
19
11:00 AM11:00

Vacation Days at the Abbe!

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You’re invited to a morning of family-oriented storytelling and activities! John Dennis, Mi’kmaq, will kick off our celebration by telling traditional Wabanaki stories about water. Afterwards, our education team will be on hand to facilitate crafts, games, and face painting. Be sure to check out our new exhibit, wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything while you’re here!

SCHEDULE
11:00AM-11:45AM Storytelling with John Dennis, Micmac
11:45AM-12:30PM Educator Lead Activities and Face Painting

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Abbe’s Curator of Education, Starr Kelly, at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

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Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

Indigenous Film Festival Lead Up Series: Before Tomorrow

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Join the Abbe Museum education team at Reel Pizza Cinerama for a celebration of Indigenous films each month as we gear up for the second annual Abbe Museum Indian Market Film Festival this May 17-20.

Our last film in the lead up series will be the award winning Before Tomorrow (2008).  The setting is in a small Inuit community in the Nunavik region of northern Quebec in the 1840s, the film stars Madeline Ivalu as Ninioq, an Inuk elder isolated with her grandson Maniq (Paul-Dylan Ivalu) after most of their community perishes from smallpox transmitted by strange traders. "Their adaptation moves the setting from northeast Greenland to northwest Ungava (Nunavik) and from the 1960s to the 1840s, when explorers and whalers began to trade with local Inuit and transmitted contagious diseases." The film was shot near Puvirnituq in Nunavik, northern Quebec.

 This is a free program with a suggested donation of $5. Have questions? Contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org.

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Apr
12
1:00 PM13:00

AMIM Collections Program

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In anticipation of the Abbe Museum Indian Market (AMIM), May 17-19, the Education Team is hosting specialized programs for visitors interested in learning more about Wabanaki artforms. Join us for an interactive talk in our Archeology Lab where we will bring out special items from our collections. This month we are featuring our staff’s favorite items from the collection -- these items are not currently on display and will be a unique opportunity for you and your family to learn about Wabanaki art.  

This is a free program open to the public. Space is limited, please register by emailing educator@abbemuseum.org

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Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

Indigenous Film Festival Lead Up Series: Kissed By Lightning

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Join the Abbe Museum education team at Reel Pizza Cinerama for a celebration of Indigenous films each month as we gear up for the second annual Abbe Museum Indian Market Film Festival this May 17-20.

Our featured film in March is Kissed by Lightning directed by Shelley Niro (Mohawk). Mavis Dogblood is a Mohawk painter who keeps the memory of her dead husband Jessie Lightning alive through the recreation of stories he would tell her. Jessie was a musician whose compositions continues to haunt Mavis. Mavis has a potential lover waiting for her to absolve her grief and continue in the world of the living. Mavis is delivering a series of paintings to New York. On the trip to New York she decides to visit Jessie's grandmother Josephine. Here Mavis is given permission to love her friend and lover Bug.

 This is a free program with a suggested donation of $5. Have questions? Contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org.

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