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Abbe Museum Exhibit Focuses on Women as Healers

By Heather Anderson on Jan. 09, 2015, at 8:38 a.m.
First-time curator and Museum Educator, George Neptune, tells a story of strength and love BAR HARBOR, ME — The Abbe Museum, the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Maine, is pleased to announce the opening of the Kikehtahsuwiw: It Heals exhibit, the first exhibit curated by Abbe …
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Lagoon Nebula (star forming region)
Jennah, 7th Grade, Indian Township School

Abbe Museum Partners with Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Smithsonian Affiliations

By Heather Anderson on Dec. 16, 2014, at 4:36 p.m.
Online exhibit of Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos II: Star Stories of the Dawnland launched December 15, 2014 BAR HARBOR, ME — The Abbe Museum, the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Maine, is pleased to announce its participation in the Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos II …
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Last Chance to See the Abbe Museum’s Twisted Path III: Questions of Balance

By Heather Anderson on Dec. 16, 2014, at 2:48 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: (207) 288-3519; abbemuseum.org/exhibits/twistedpathIII/TwistedPathIII.html This week is the last week to see Twisted …

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Artist Talk with Twisted Path III Artist

By Heather Anderson on Feb. 27, 2014, at 10:23 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Twisted Path III is the third incarnation in a series of exhibits that feature contemporary Native American art. This year’s exhibit, Questions of Balance, focuses on indigenous perspectives on environmental impact and conservation, and invites visitors to consider Native American …

Children’s Ash Basket Workshop with Museum Educator, George Neptune

By Heather Anderson on Feb. 27, 2014, at 10:22 a.m.
Saturday, March 15, 2014 12 p.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: Johannah Blackman; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org Join us for a chance to learn some traditional weaving techniques with Abbe Museum Educator and Master Basketmaker George Neptune! With the bottom of …

Winter in the Dawnland: Wabanaki Stories and Craft Activity with Museum Educator, George Neptune

By Heather Anderson on Oct. 30, 2013, at 10:47 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 12 p.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: Johannah Blackman; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org In Wabanaki culture, the winter season was traditionally a time of quiet introspection and, most importantly, a time to share traditional stories. In this …

5th Annual Native American Film Series: More Than Frybread

By Heather Anderson on Oct. 30, 2013, at 10:44 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: Johannah Blackman; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org This year, the Abbe’s annual film series focuses on the changing representation of Native people in film, specifically as Native writers, actors and directors …

A Time for Giving Thanks, Book reading and Children’s Activity with Museum Educator, George Neptune

By Heather Anderson on Oct. 30, 2013, at 10:41 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: Johannah Blackman; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org There are many stories and legends that surround the Thanksgiving holiday, it can often be difficult to discern what is fact and what is …

5th Annual Native American Film Series: Thunderheart

By Heather Anderson on Oct. 30, 2013, at 10:36 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: This year, the Abbe’s annual film series focuses on the changing representation of Native people in film, specifically as Native writers, actors and directors gain more control over telling their own stories. The second film in the series, Thunderheart, is …

Tea, Popovers and Archaeology: Colonialism to Pluralism: An Archaeologist’s Education in the Northlands

By Heather Anderson on Sept. 19, 2013, at 2:35 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Jordan Pond House, Acadia National Park, Northeast Harbor, ME For more information: Raney Bench; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org David E. Putnam, Lecturer of Science at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, will shaure his personal evolution as a prehistoric archaeologist in …

5th Annual Native American Film Series: Last of the Mohicans

By Heather Anderson on Sept. 19, 2013, at 2:33 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Abbe Museum Downtown, 26 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME For more information: Raney Bench; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org The Abbe’s annual film series will focus on the changing representation of Native people in film, specifically as Native writers, actors, and directors …

Sundance Institute “Film Forward” Festival: The Loving Story

By Heather Anderson on Sept. 19, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Abbe Museum Downtown, 26 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME For more information: Raney Bench; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org “Film Forward” is an initiative of the Sundance Institute and is intended to enhance greater cultural understanding through the exhibition of films and …

Little Eagles Drum Group

By Heather Anderson on June 14, 2013, at 11:11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 11 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Sieur de Monts Spring, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: Abbe Museum; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org The Little Eagles drum group is a group dedicated to teaching traditional Wabanaki songs to Wabanaki youth. This drum group was started in …

Moccasin Making Demonstration

By Heather Anderson on June 14, 2013, at 10:57 a.m.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 11 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Jordan Pond House, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: Abbe Museum; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org Dawna Meader-York is a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township. A master in bead and leather work, Dawna will demonstrate moccasin making. …

Tribes of the Dawnland Culture and Heritage Days

By Heather Anderson on June 14, 2013, at 10:47 a.m.
Saturday, July 20, 2013 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Passamaquoddy Tribal Lands, Indian Township, US Route 1, North of Princeton, Maine For more information: Abbe Museum; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org 3rd Annual Wabanaki Cultural Arts and Heritage Days Celebration: July 20 and 21st from 10am to 4pm, Featuring cultural crafts from …

Ash and Sweetgrass Basket Workshop

By Heather Anderson on June 14, 2013, at 10:39 a.m.
Friday, July 19, 2013 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Abbe Museum Downtown, 26 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: George Neptune, Abbe Museum; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org Molly Neptune Parker, Passamaquoddy at Indian Township, has been making baskets since she was 7 years old. In 2012, Parker was …

Ash pounding and splitting demonstration with Eldon Hanning, Micmac

By Heather Anderson on June 13, 2013, at 4:38 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Jordan Pond House, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: Abbe Museum; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org Eldon Hanning of the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians is well known for his utility baskets. A master of ash preparation, Eldon will demonstrate …

Displacement, Adoption, and Citizenship

By Heather Anderson on June 13, 2013, at 4:27 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 6 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Abbe Museum Downtown, 26 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: Abbe Museum; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org This presentation will feature Gabrielle Tayac (Piscataway), curator of the IndiVisible exhibit, and a Wabanaki scholar speaking on the similar histories of African-Native …

Traditional Music with John Dennis, Mi’kmaq

By Heather Anderson on June 13, 2013, at 4:24 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 1 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Abbe Museum Downtown, 26 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: Abbe Museum; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org John Dennis of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs is truly a keeper of tradition. A musician and storyteller, Dennis will entrance visitors with …

Writing about Family History Workshop with Christina Baker Kline

By Heather Anderson on June 13, 2013, at 4:04 p.m.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Location: Abbe Museum Downtown, 26 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: Raney Bench, Abbe Museum; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org This two and a half hour workshop with NY Times bestseller Christina Baker Kline is about changing your own world—stories you …
 
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