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June 2016 Events at the Abbe Museum

Abbe : Calendar : June

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cultural Connections in the Park: Basketry and Beadwork Demonstration with Jennifer Neptune, Penobscot

11 am - 3 pm

 

The Cultural Connections in the Park series occurs every Wednesday from June through August and on select dates in September

 

The popular Cultural Connections in the Park program series kicks off with a basketry and beadwork demo with Jennifer Neptune, Penobscot.  

 

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. In 2015, 3,191 visitors attended 12 different Cultural Connections in the Park programs, making it our most successful year to date!

 

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

 


Friday, June 3, 2016

Abbe Museum Annual Meeting

5 - 8 pm

 

Come meet the Abbe Staff and Board of Trustees, peruse our exhibits, and learn about all the exciting plans we have coming up over the course of the next few years.Guest Speaker James E. Francis, Sr., Director at the Penobscot Nation Cultural and Historic Preservation Department, will give a talk entitled The Creation of a Cultural Landscape

 

RSVP today to RSVP@abbemuseum.org or 207-288-3519. We hope to see you there!

 

LocationAbbe Museum downtown

 


Friday, June 3, 2016

Abbe After Hours: Art Walk Bar Harbor

6 - 9 pm

 

The Abbe will be open late for Art Walk Bar Harbor. Art Walk is a free self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums, and alternative art venues and occurs the firstFriday of every month, from 6 - 9 pm. The first Art Walk of the season coincides with our Annual Meeting, and all are welcome! 

 

Please come by and take in our new core exhibit, People of the First Light, wander through the galleries, outdoor courtyard, and shop while enjoying music and light refreshments.

 

LocationAbbe Museum downtown

 


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Maine Historical Society Annual Meeting

10 am - 2 pm

The Maine Historical Society is celebrating Acadia's Centennial at their 194th annual meeting with special activities, experiences, and inspiring talks. MHS works closely with the MDI Historical Society, Abbe Museum, and historical societies and libraries across the island on a wide range of programs including the Maine Memory Network. 

The meeting features a behind the scenes tour of the Abbe's new core exhibit, People of the First Light, which shares a wide variety of content and perspectives around more than 12,000 years of history, conflict, adaptation, and survival in the Wabanaki homeland.

Registration deadline is May 27, 2016. For more details, contact the Maine Historical Society at 

207-774-1822 or info@mainehistory.org.

 

LocationAbbe Museum downtown

 


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Cultural Connections in the Park: Ash Pounding Demonstration with Eldon Hanning, Mi’kmaq

11 am - 3 pm

 

The Cultural Connections in the Park series occurs every Wednesday from June through August and on select dates in September.

 

Eldon Hanning of the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians is well known for his utility baskets.  A master of ash preparation, Eldon will demonstrate the traditional Micmac method of pounding and splitting ash, which differs greatly from the techniques of the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy ash-pounders.  A board member of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, Eldon has taught hundreds of members of each of the Wabanaki tribes how to weave potato baskets—a basket which the Wabanaki are well known for. 

 

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. In 2015, 3,191 visitors attended 12 different Cultural Connections in the Park programs, making it our most successful year to date!

 

Location: Jordan Pond House Lawn, Acadia National Park

 


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Cultural Connections in the Park: Beadworking Demonstration with Martha Newell, Passamaquoddy

11 am - 3 pm

 

The Cultural Connections in the Park series occurs every Wednesday from June through August and on select dates in September.

 

Join beadworker Martha Newell, Passamaquoddy from Indian Township, as she demonstrates traditional beading techniques in a modern context to create beautiful beaded creations that connect the traditional and the contemporary. The influence of European colonizers affected the traditional crafts of the Wabanaki in many ways, especially by introducing new materials into Wabanaki arts.  Beadwork is a perfect example of the Wabanaki’s everlasting ability to adapt to their surroundings as ancient skills mix with new materials to create a brand new tradition.

 

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. In 2015, 3,191 visitors attended 12 different Cultural Connections in the Park programs, making it our most successful year to date!

 

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

 


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cultural Connections in the Park: Storytelling and Hand Drum Performance with John Dennis, Mi’kmaq

11 am - 1 pm

 

The Cultural Connections in the Park series occurs every Wednesday from June through August and on select dates in September.

 

John Dennis of the Eskasoni Mi’kmaw Nation is truly a keeper of tradition. A musician and storyteller, John 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 Mi’kmaq 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. In 2015, 3,191 visitors attended 12 different Cultural Connections in the Park programs, making it our most successful year to date!

 

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

 


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

5 - 7 pm

 

More details about this event will be released soon.

 

LocationAbbe Museum downtown

 


Friday, June 24, 2016

Wabanaki Placenames Tour

10 am - 11:30 am

 

Join Museum Educator George Neptune, Passamaquoddy, for a tour examining the history of Wabanaki People at Moneskatik. This walking tour of Bar Harbor will visit places that are significant to Wabanaki history and culture, and will include information on local Wabanaki placenames, traditional songs, and creation stories. Traditional knowledge and shared history combine to create a tour experience that is engaging for audiences of all ages.

 

Cost: $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Children under 10 are free.

 

Location: Abbe Museum downtown

 


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cultural Connections in the Park: Market Basket Demonstration with Gabriel Frey, Passamaquoddy

11 am - 3 pm


The Cultural Connections in the Park series occurs every Wednesday from June through August and on select dates in September.

 

Gabriel Frey, Passamaquoddy, comes from a long line of fancy and utility basketmakers. He 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. Join Gabriel as he demonstrates the labor intensive process of preparing ash, and see firsthand how his beautiful and functional art is created.

 

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. In 2015, 3,191 visitors attended 12 different Cultural Connections in the Park programs, making it our most successful year to date!

 

Location: Jordan Pond House Lawn, Acadia National Park

Dial: (207) 288-3519

Email: info@abbemuseum.org

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