Gift a year’s worth of memories to last a lifetime! Share your love of the Abbe by gifting a year of membership today. We can send the welcome packet directly to you or the recipient. Alternatively, you can purchase gift Membership by calling 207-288-3519,  or purchasing in person the museum gift shop the next time you visit. Just make sure your order gets in by Monday, December 17th and we’ll take care of the rest!

In honor of the Abbe Museum’s 90th anniversary we invite you to join us through a special membership initiative!  This year any new or renewing donors at the $65 level or up will receive the following member benefits (a $100 value). 


For ninety years the Abbe Museum has changed lives through learning – challenging perspectives and encouraging our visitors to consider alternate viewpoints. 

But we could not do it without you!

From the beginning you have supported our vision. When we expanded from a small trail-side museum in Acadia National Park to our downtown Bar Harbor location. When we challenged traditional museum thinking through decolonization. You were there. And now as we embark on some of our biggest ventures to date your support means more than ever. 

Your contributions continue to make the Abbe Museum a trusted and important cultural institution, and the only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Maine. By supporting the Abbe today, you are directly impacting our day-to-day operations, allowing us to continue important museum work that extends beyond our walls. The Abbe has a lasting, tangible impact on our audiences, partners, and collaborators. We are privileged by these experiences and are humbled by their responses. As we embark on another ninety years of change we are emboldened by past and current successes. We cannot wait to see what the future has in store for us, and we are grateful to share our journey with you.