BAR HARBOR – The Abbe Museum is hosting a brown bag lunch and learn series from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at our downtown location in the community gallery. Visitors can bring a lunch and enjoy an informative and casual discussion on various topics. This free series will take place the third Thursday of January, February, and March.
The series will focus on topics related to tribal sovereignty in Maine, in connection with our groundbreaking exhibit “Headline News: Wabanaki Sovereignty in the 21st Century.” During the first program, Raney Bench, Curator of Education, will provide an overview of the current status of tribal sovereignty in the United States, introduce the Maine Indian Settlement Act and the resulting separation of federal Indian Policy, and explore the impact this has had on Wabanaki communities today.
The mission of the Abbe Museum is to inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit. The Abbe has a collection of over 50,000 archeological, historic and contemporary objects including stone and bone tools, pottery, beadwork, carved root clubs, birch bark canoes, and supporting collections of photographs, maps, and archival documents. It holds the largest and best-documented collection of Maine Native American basketry in any museum. Its collections conservation program is recognized nationally as a model for museums. For more information, call 288 3519.
Contact Name: Raney Bench, Curator of Education
Telephone Number: (207)288-3519