As the only museum in the world dedicated to Wabanaki art, history, and culture, the Abbe works closely with the Wabanaki Nations, sharing authority for the documentation and interpretation of Native culture. Like you, we are committed to an ongoing process of better understanding Wabanaki culture, history, and values.
Your annual fund gift will enable us to realize our goals, making a lasting impact for tribal members, museum visitors, and local citizens. By fulfilling our trusted role as a Bar Harbor community anchor, we will create a ripple effect across the state and New England that will strengthen Maine’s quality of life and local economies.
We’ve got big ideas for the future, including designing and installing a new core exhibit, producing the Abbe Museum Indian Market, expanding our dialogue-based programming, implementing a new and improved web presence, developing an archaeology advisory committee, and creating an online collections database. Read more about our new strategic plan here.
A gift to the Abbe Museum enables us to begin this important work. It enables us to deepen the visitors’ understanding of the Wabanaki people and history by sharing their stories and culture. It enables us to examine controversial and contemporary issues, thereby cultivating a greater awareness of our differences and similarities as human beings.
Your support helps change lives by providing cultural experiences that inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations. Thank you for believing in what we do!