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  • 13 Sep 2015 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    If you missed the Abbe Museum's first beaded cloth bag workshop in February, you have another chance! In this workshop, learn to make your own miniature beaded bag out of cloth, glass beads, and silk ribbon. After learning about Museum Educator George Neptune's favorite pieces featured in the Abbe's 2015 feature exhibit, Coming Home, each student will make their own piece inspired by the intricate beaded bags in the exhibit. As part of the Night Sky Festival, this workshop will be held in the gallery with our new exhibit, Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos II: Star Stories of the Dawnland, so keep the stars in mind when designing your bag. This workshop will require the use of sharp needles and plenty of patience, so is recommended for older children and teens. 

    Registration required, space limited, recommended for ages 9 and up. For more information, or to register, contact George Neptune at (207) 288-3519 or george@abbemuseum.org.

    Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609. 

  • 09 Sep 2015 6:00 PM | Anonymous member

    Basketmaking is an art form that has been practiced in Wabanaki cultures since pre-contact times. With multiple influences coming into play throughout history, the art form itself has undergone many changes, whether through aesthetic trends or the introduction of new mediums. Adapted from the Abbe Museum's popular Basket Comparisons school program, those in attendance will learn about the basketmaking process, the materials used, types of baskets, and decorative weaves, as well as learn how to estimate the age of a basket. Using both historic and contemporary hands-on examples, you can use this knowledge to gain more information about your own basket collection. Free and open to the public.

    Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609. 207-288-3519. www.abbemuseum.org 

  • 09 Sep 2015 11:00 AM | Anonymous member

    John Dennis of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs is truly a keeper of tradition. A musician and storyteller, Dennis will entrance visitors with songs from his hand drum and the stories and teachings he has learned throughout his life. In his work in cultural preservation and youth and recreation, John strives to pass on his knowledge to the youth of the Micmac and other Wabanaki Communities. 

    All of these programs are sponsored by Dawnland, LLC, are offered in partnership with Acadia National Park, and are free and open to the public. 

    Location: Sieur de Monts Nature Center Patio, Acadia National Park 

    207-288-3519. www.abbemuseum.org 

  • 02 Sep 2015 11:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Molly Neptune Parker, Passamaquoddy from Indian Township, is a Master Basketmaker and recipient of the 2012 Traditional Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. In addition to her world-renown skills in basketry, Molly is also a talented chef and owned her own restaurant for nearly 20 years. Using a mixture of traditional and contemporary ingredients, Molly will demonstrate methods used in modern Wabanaki Cuisine, with samples for those in attendance. The menu, subject to seasonal availability, will include hull corn soup, tumahsis (Wabanaki frybread), and fiddlehead ferns.

    All of these programs are sponsored by Dawnland, LLC, are offered in partnership with Acadia National Park, and are free and open to the public. 

    Location: Jordan Pond House Lawn, Acadia National Park

    207-288-3519. www.abbemuseum.org 

  • 30 Aug 2015 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Castlebay in Concert: Season’s End  –  Enjoy an outdoor performance of Celtic music featuring Castlebay, the popular local duo of Fred Gosbee and Julia Lane.  1:00 and 3:00 PM


    While at Colonial Pemaquid, visitors are encouraged to tour its history-rich grounds, explore the reconstructed Fort William Henry with its permanent exhibit, view archaeological ruins, wander the cemetery, and visit the artifact museum and gift shop. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site offers a glimpse of English frontier settlement life in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries. 


    Directions:   Colonial Pemaquid is located off Route 130, approximately 12 miles south of Route 1 and 3 miles north of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.  From Route 130 South, in New Harbor, turn right onto Huddle Road and follow signs to Colonial Pemaquid.  From Route 32 South, turn left onto Route 130 and then immediately right onto Snowball Hill Road, following signs to Colonial Pemaquid.  The Contented Sole Restaurant is on site adjacent to the museum.


    For more information, visit the park’s website at www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org, or you may contact the park manager at 677-2423.


  • 26 Aug 2015 1:00 PM | Anonymous member

    George Neptune, Passamaquoddy from Indian Township, has been making baskets for 22 years. Having learned this craft from his grandmother, Molly Neptune Parker, George takes traditional techniques and designs and incorporates them into his own contemporary, sculpture-like style. As the Museum Educator at the Abbe Museum, George will also be bringing the Reis Education Canoe to discuss the traditional methods used to construct birchbark canoes.  

    All of these programs are sponsored by Dawnland, LLC, are offered in partnership with Acadia National Park, and are free and open to the public. 

    Location: Jordan Pond House Lawn, Acadia National Park

    207-288-3519. www.abbemuseum.org 

  • 19 Aug 2015 6:30 PM | Anonymous member

    Join the Abbe Museum at Blackwoods Campground for an evening concert by musician Hawk Henries. A member of the Nipmuck tribe, Hawk crafts each one of his eastern woodlands flutes out of a single piece of wood. Hawk enchants audiences with his fascinating stories, delicate tones from his expertly crafted flutes, and even surprises them with a few instruments from around the world!

    All of these programs are sponsored by Dawnland, LLC, are offered in partnership with Acadia National Park, and are free and open to the public. 

    Location: Blackwoods Campground Amphitheater, Acadia National Park

    207-288-3519. www.abbemuseum.org 

  • 17 Aug 2015 7:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There were about thirty sail of ships that fished”: The Early Fishing Industry of  Monhegan and Damariscove, 1607 – 1725   Join historical archaeologist Dr. Neil DePaoli as he explores the early fishing operations on Monhegan and Damariscove islands.   7:30 PM  ($5 or free to members.)

    While at Colonial Pemaquid, visitors are encouraged to tour its history-rich grounds, explore the reconstructed Fort William Henry with its permanent exhibit, view archaeological ruins, wander the cemetery, and visit the artifact museum and gift shop. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site offers a glimpse of English frontier settlement life in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries.

    Directions: Colonial Pemaquid is located off Route 130, approximately 12 miles south of Route 1 and 3 miles north of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. From Route 130 South, in New Harbor, turn right onto Huddle Road and follow signs to Colonial Pemaquid. From Route 32 South, turn left onto Route 130 and then immediately right onto Snowball Hill Road, following signs to Colonial Pemaquid. The Contented Sole Restaurant is on site adjacent to the museum.

    For more information, visit the park’s website at www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org, or you may contact the park manager at 677-2423.


  • 15 Aug 2015 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Olde Bristol Days – Town-wide events, entertainment and crafts and food booths on the grounds of Colonial Pemaquid  10AM -5PM each day


    While at Colonial Pemaquid, visitors are encouraged to tour its history-rich grounds, explore the reconstructed Fort William Henry with its permanent exhibit, view archaeological ruins, wander the cemetery, and visit the artifact museum and gift shop. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site offers a glimpse of English frontier settlement life in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries. 


    Directions:   Colonial Pemaquid is located off Route 130, approximately 12 miles south of Route 1 and 3 miles north of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.  From Route 130 South, in New Harbor, turn right onto Huddle Road and follow signs to Colonial Pemaquid.  From Route 32 South, turn left onto Route 130 and then immediately right onto Snowball Hill Road, following signs to Colonial Pemaquid.  The Contented Sole Restaurant is on site adjacent to the museum.


    For more information, visit the park’s website at www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org, or you may contact the park manager at 677-2423.


  • 14 Aug 2015 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The Abbe Museum's second basket workshop of the season features utility basketmaker Gabriel Frey. Gabe comes from a long line of fancy and utility basketmakers, and uses his family's traditional knowledge and style to create beautifully woven, sturdily built utility baskets that can be used for a variety of purposes. In this workshop, learn how to make Gabe's famous market basket—a square-bottomed, oval-rimmed basket perfect for carrying small loads. A two-day workshop, students are required to attend both days in order to complete their basket. 

    Registration required, space limited. $120 for Abbe Museum members, $160 for non-members. For more information, or to register, contact Museum Educator George Neptune at (207) 288-3519 or george@abbemuseum.org.

    Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609. www.abbemuseum.org 


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