On November 14th and 15th, Native artists will convene at the Abbe Museum in downtown Bar Harbor for a summit with the goal of developing and sustaining a community of contemporary Wabanaki artists. The summit, inspired by and designed to complement the Abbe’s current main exhibit, Twisted Path… Read More
    April 15 & 16, 6:00pm, Blue Hill Town Hall Theatre New Surry Theatre Auditions for Samuel Taylor’s “Sabrina Fair,” directed by Dindy Royster This summer, NST is bringing the classic romantic comedy that inspired the movie “Sabrina” to the stage. Written in East Blue Hill by… Read More
    April 12, 10:00am, Blue Hill Town Hall Theatre New Surry Theatre Auditions for Rogers & Hammersteins’ “Carousel,” Blue Hill Town Hall Theater. Directed by Bec Poole NST is casting men, women and children of all ages for “Carousel”, bringing the musical back to the area in… Read More
    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 concerns about the environment through the lens of… Read More
    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 concerns about the environment through the lens of… Read More
    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… Read More
    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… Read More
    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… Read More
    This panel will feature a representative from each of the five Wabanaki communities who will highlight contemporary issues that the Wabanaki face when trying to maintain sovereignty over a common resource. For more than 12,000 years, the Wabanaki have relied on the waterways of Maine as their most… Read More
    Pecha Kucha is coming to MDI! “The art of concise presentation,” first started in Tokyo, Japan in 2003, will make its first appearance on MDI at the Northeast Public Library on May 1 at 6:00pm, cosponsored by the Abbe Museum and the library. Join us for eight six-minute… Read More
    A collaboration of Maine Indian Education and the Abbe Museum The Waponahki Student Art Show brings together a wonderful variety of art created by Native American students from early childhood education through high school. Using a wide array of media, these young artists incorporate traditional beliefs and… Read More
    Join Museum Educator George Neptune as he leads a family-friendly day of different activities focused on the cultural significance of the brown ash tree to the Wabanaki tribes. 10:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:45pm. Morning and afternoon activities will differ, so participants are encouraged to attend for the full day. Free… Read More
    Join Museum Educator George Neptune as he leads a family-friendly day of different programs surrounding the significance of animals in Wabanaki culture and language. 10:00am-12:00pm & 1:00-2:30pm Morning and afternoon activities will differ, so participants are encouraged to attend for the full day. Free and open to the… Read More
    Join Museum Educator George Neptune for a family-friendly day filled with different activities that relate to traditional and contemporary uses of birchbark.10:00am-12:00pm & 1:00-3:30pm. Morning and afternoon activities will differ, so participants are encouraged to attend for the full day. Free and open to the public. Read More
    Join us in the Circle of the Four Directions for a concert given by Hawk Henries. A member of the Nipmuck Tribe, Hawk Henries is a widely known flute-maker and musician. Hear his beautiful songs played on the Eastern Woodlands flute and other instruments, many of which Hawk… Read More