With two locations in Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island, the Abbe Museum offers innovative exhibitions and programs on Maine’s Native American heritage. We promote the living and historical culture of the four tribes of Maine, collectively known as the Wabanaki or "People of the Dawn." Opened in 1928 as a small, privately-owned, trailside museum situated within Acadia National Park, the Abbe Museum expanded its service to the public in 2001, with a second, more contemporary museum in the downtown area, allowing for year-round changing exhibitions, tours, increased educational programs, and extensive collections storage and research.
Currently on view at the Abbe Downtown location, visitors will find an intriguing historical time line, archaeology displays, and select Wabanaki pieces from the Abbe Museum Collections. Exhibitions in September will include: "Wabanaki Guides," "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives Place," the "2013 Waponahki Student Art Show," and "Layers of Time," and more.
The Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring in Acadia National Park is a delightful step back in time with early 20th century presentations of the Native American archaeology of Maine, all housed in an Italianesque, octagonal-shaped building with palladian windows and red tile roof. History talks occur daily at 3pm.
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