FOR CHILDREN

Wampum of the Wabanaki: Children’s Wampum Belt Workshop

Posted Dec. 22, 2013, at 4:25 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 10 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Location: Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: George Neptune, Museum Educator; 207-288-3519; abbemuseum.org

In this workshop, designed for families and led by Abbe Museum Educator, George Neptune, learn some of the ways the Wabanaki used wampum, or the polished shell of a quahog clam. Wampum belts were used to keep records—is there something in your life that you would like to commemorate? After learning about traditional Wabanaki wampum belts, design your own belt to be woven out of imitation shell beads to symbolize a life event that has significant meaning for you and your family. Free and open to the public, registration required. Contact George at george@abbemuseum.org or 207-288-3519. 10 am – 3 pm.

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