Thursday, August 3, 2017 in the
Abbe Museum backyard

Presented by The Abbe Midsummer Host Committee, co-chaired by Jena and Jeff Young


The evening kicks off with a red carpet arrival at 5:30 pm at the Abbe's main entrance. From there, grab a cold beverage and make your way to the backyard to enjoy mingling and snacking while perusing the silent auction. Live music will keep you entertained as you help yourself to food stations serving Native-inspired cuisine like bison meatballs and fry bread. 

The big show begins at 7:30 pm with a themed dessert, haute couture Wabanaki fashion show, festive live auction, and other surprises you won’t want to miss.  




The Abbe Midsummer is a benefit to further the Museum’s mission in the Dawnland. It's the Abbe’s largest annual public fundraiser and, without it, we wouldn't be able to do all the important work we do as the only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Maine. 

RSVP  by July 18, 2017

The Abbe Midsummer
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Conners Emerson School has generously donated the use of their parking lot to all Midsummer guests the evening of Thursday, August 3rd. To access the lot, use the entrance on Eagle Lake Road, just past the new stoplight at the intersection of Eden St, Mount Desert St, and Eagle Lake Rd.  

Oli's Trolley has generously donated shuttle service to and from the Museum the evening of the event. They will run on a continuous loop from 5-6 pm and again from the close of the event until 10:30 pm. There will be volunteers stationed at the parking lot and at the Museum to help situate guests. Please note these specific timeslots - there won't be any shuttle service from 6 pm until the end of the event. 

Guests may also choose to park on the street in any of the surrounding neighborhoods, wherever possible. The Abbe is not responsible for any issues that may arise because of on-street parking limitations. 


Decontie & Brown

Fashion Show by Penobscot artists Decontie & Brown

Eric Green & Justice for the River

Live music by Penobscot musicians Eric Green and Justice for the River

Bar Harbor Catering Co.

Native-inspired cuisine by Bar Harbor Catering Company

Andrew Simon

Andrew Simon of the Barn Arts Collective will be the evening’s emcee and auctioneer


Sponsors & Underwriters


Sponsorship of The Abbe Midsummer provides you with the unique opportunity to connect with the Mount Desert Island year-round and summer communities, build brand awareness, and show your company’s support of an important cultural institution. 

Looking for the opportunity to become a part of one of the biggest events of the year? To put your company name in front of hundreds of sophisticated party goers? Want to show your employees and investors your dedication to our community? Consider sponsoring The Abbe Midsummer.

Midsummer Sponsorship & Underwriting
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