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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. Invitations were mailed in June, but if you would like to make a reservation, please email this card to, mail it to Abbe Museum, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, or call 207-288-3519.


We would love to hear from you soon so that you can join us for the Ticket Holder's Party on July 22, from 5 - 7 pm, at the Abbe Museum!


The 2015 Gala Auction Catalog is now available. Please note that a lot of the 2015 auction items are currently on display in our Orientation Gallery through the end of July. If you would like to make an absentee bid, please email an Absentee Bid Form to, mail it to Abbe Museum, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, or call 207-288-3519.


Photo by Rogier van Bakel

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.


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.

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

Download the donation form.


Thank You to our 2015 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

Boston Private Bank Trust Company


Basketmaker Level - $1,500


Atlantic Landscape



Canoe Level - $500


Bar Harbor Savings & LoanThe Blue Nose, A Classic Bar Harbor HotelCape AirCleary Law Office


Jordan-Fernald Lynam Insurance MCM Electric


Wigwam Level - $250


Asticou InnAtlantic Landscape 

L.S. Robinson Co.Siam OrchidSotheby'S Janet S. Moore Broker


Viking Lumber

Enjoy photos from past Galas:

2014 Gathering Gala >

2013 Gathering Gala >

2012 Gathering Gala >

2011 Gathering Gala >


Dial: (207) 288-3519


Directions: see the map

More information: click here