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June 2014 Events at the Abbe Museum

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Katahdin from Compass Pond James E Francis SrKatahdin from Compass Pond, photo by James E. Francis, Sr.Wabanaki Place: Language and Landscape

6:00-8:00 pm


This presentation by Penobscot Nation’s Cultural and Historic Preservation director James E. Francis Sr. explores a Wabanaki worldview found through the examination of geography and Wabanaki place nomenclature. It will be accompanied by a perfomance by the Alamoosic Drummers.


Free and open to the public.

Location: Abbe Museum Downtown


Monday - Wednesday, June 2-4, 2014

USETUSET 2014 Semi-Annual Meeting & Crafters Fair

The United South & Eastern Tribes is holding their semi-annual meeting in Bar Harbor, and authentic Native American crafters will have their beautiful merchandise available for purchase during the meeting. The crafter area is open to the public, but please note that the meeting is by registration only.

Learn more about the crafter fair >


Location: Harborside Hotel, 55 West St., Bar Harbor


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Conversations with QuetzalcoatlGods, Ghosts, and Indians Brown Bag Lunch and Book Signing with Esther Pasztory

Noon - 1:00 pm


Esther Pasztory will read from her recently published short story collection, Conversations with Quetzalcoatl and Other Stories - dubbed "haunting and humorous." Pasztory is retiring from the Lisa and Bernard Professorship in Pre-Columbian Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, New York. She now resides in Deer Isle Maine. She is the author of ten books that include: Aztec Art, Teotihuacan: An Experiment in Living, Pre-Columbian Art, Thinking with Things: Toward a New Vision of Art, Jean Frederic Waldeck: An artist of Exotic Mexico, and the novel, Daughter of the Pyramids. In press is the book Aliens and Fakes: Popular Theories of the Origins of American Indians.


Free and open to the public

Location: Abbe Museum Downtown


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Get Comfortable by Nicholas GalaninGet Comfortable by Nicholas Galanin, featured in Twisted Path III: Questions of BalanceEvening Lecture with Sherri Mitchell, Penobscot,
Attorney at Law

6:00-8:00 pm


Twisted Path III: Questions of Balance encourages visitors to critically consider the importance of sacred spaces, Native connections to land, and the environmental impacts of economic and industrial development. In this lecture, Sherri Mitchell, Penobscot, will speak about her endeavors in defending various tribal groups in their fight to gain or retain control over sacred places and tribal resources. Those in attendance will have a unique opportunity to learn about the complicated issues that surround Environmental Law, and hear first-hand about the struggles many Native people face in trying to protect their homelands. Attendees will also learn how difficult it can be to navigate the incredibly complex systems that contribute to Federal Indian Policy, and the struggles that Native people face each and every time they enter a court of law.


Free and open to the public

Location: Abbe Museum Downtown


Saturday, June 28, 2014

BeadworkBeading Workshop for Teens

10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Join Museum Educator George Neptune to celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer!  Why not bead yourself the perfect accessory to rock with your favorite swimsuit?  In this workshop, those in attendance will learn the “twisted path” technique—a pattern in beadworking, after which our current exhibit is named—and use it to decorate a pair of earrings. The “twisted path” technique can even be used to decorate a hat brim!  With endless possibilities, you’re sure to create something unique that fits your style. Bring something to bead from home, or choose from something we provide.

Free and open to the public, registration required. All ages welcome, but priority is given to teens (sharp needles will be used; young children welcome with supervision). Contact Museum Educator George Neptune to make a reservation at or (207)288-3519.

Location: Abbe Museum Downtown



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