FOR CHILDREN

Winter in the Dawnland: Wabanaki Stories and Craft Activity

Posted Dec. 22, 2013, at 4:22 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 23, 2013, at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 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 Wabanaki culture, the winter season was traditionally a time of quiet introspection and, most importantly, a time to share traditional stories. In this new program series designed for children, each month will feature a different traditional story from the Wabanaki tribes and a craft activity that relates to the story. This month, join Museum Educator George Neptune and hear stories about Polawec and his magical wikuwam, the girl with the Invisible Husband, and the Pine Marten’s magical birchbark dish—then, make your own imitation birchbark basket or peaked cap to decorate and take home with you! Free and open to the public.

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