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June 2014 Events at the Abbe Museum

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Beading Workshop for Teens

10:00 am-3:00 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



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


Dial: (207) 288-3519


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