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The Abbe Museum Gathering Gala

Abbe : Support : Gathering Gala

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Bar Harbor Club
111 West Street


Gathering Gala 2013

Photo by Rogier van Bakel

The Abbe’s Gathering Gala has become a summer tradition on Mount Desert Island. Every July, we celebrate the Abbe and our work with an evening of food, drink, friendship, and philanthropy, and you are invited to join us!

This festive evening begins with a silent auction, cocktails, and passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by a sit-down dinner, live auction, and entertainment. The silent and live auctions feature original works from local and Native artists, as well as a variety of other items and one-of-a-kind experiences. Tickets are $150 per person. If you would like to make an early reservation you may call 207-288-3519 or email Invitations will be mailed in May and the auction catalog will be available in June.


Photo by Rogier van Bakel

Thanks to all of the auction donors, artists, sponsors, guests, and volunteers, we had one of our most successful Galas ever last year. Because of your generosity, we had a record setting night, raising close to $120,000—a 10% increase from last year. Gala contributions make it possible for the Abbe to continue producing educational programs and exhibits that inspire thousands of visitors and students and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about the history and contemporary lives of the Wabanaki Nations.

Enjoy photos from past Galas:

2014 Gathering Gala >

2013 Gathering Gala >

2012 Gathering Gala >

2011 Gathering Gala >

Learn more about the benefits of donating to the Gala Auction.

Download the donation form.


Thank You to our 2014 Gathering Gala Sponsors!


The Abbe Museum invites you to become a sponsor of our 2015 Gathering Gala. In addition to supporting our mission, your sponsorship offers unique marketing opportunities. Learn more about sponsorship >

Sieur de Monts Level - $2,500


Bar Harbor Bank & Trust





Basketmaker Level - $1,500

Atlantic Landscape  Boston Private Bank Trust Company 


Canoe Level - $500

AB &JR HodgkinsThe Blue Nose, A Classic Bar Harbor HotelCape AirCleary Law Office


Dead River Company Jordan-Fernald Lynam Insurance


MCM ElectricMorning GloryWindow Panes

Wigwam Level - $250

Asticou InnAtlantic LandscapeBar Harbor Savings & Loan 

Birch Moon BoutiqueL.S. Robinson Co.Siam OrchidSotheby'S Janet S. Moore Broker


Sullivan Harbor Farms SmokehouseViking Lumber

Dial: (207) 288-3519


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