Abbe Museum

An exciting contemporary museum in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor and the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Maine, the Abbe Museum inspires new learning about the Wabanaki Nations. Visitors will find dynamic and stimulating exhibitions and activities interspersed with spaces for quiet reflection. The history and cultures of Maine's Native people, the Wabanaki, are showcased through changing exhibitions, special events, teacher workshops, archaeology field schools and craft workshops for all ages. From spring through fall, the Abbe's historic trailside museum location, at Sieur de Monts Spring, continues to offer visitors a step back in time to early 20th century presentations of Native American archaeology in Maine.

contact info

Hrs: May 1 - October 31, Daily 10AM - PM. November - May, Thursday - Saturday 10AM - 4PM.

Abbe Museum

The Abbe Museum specializes in the use of objects and student guided exploration to create memorable experiences and enhance learning about the Wabanaki tribes, past and present. Available year-round at the museum or in the classroom, these programs are interactive and fun. Current programs include storytelling using puppets and props, exploring artifacts, comparing baskets made by Wabanaki weavers, exploring the differences between Wabanaki hunters and gatherers and the farming communities of southern Maine, a discussion of cultural differences, and examination and explanation of stereotypes about Native Americans.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Visual Arts.

topics covered:
American History, Farming, Heritage, Multicultural, Arts, Crafts, Native Americans, Nature, Storytelling, Textiles.

contact info
Phone: 207-288-3519
Email: educator@abbemuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 12 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances, Outreach, Professional Development. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

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Abbe Museum

An exciting contemporary museum in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor and the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Maine, the Abbe Museum inspires new learning about the Wabanaki Nations. Visitors will find dynamic and stimulating exhibitions and activities interspersed with spaces for quiet reflection. The history and cultures of Maine's Native people, the Wabanaki, are showcased through changing exhibitions, special events, teacher workshops, archaeology field schools and craft workshops for all ages. From spring through fall, the Abbe's historic trailside museum location, at Sieur de Monts Spring, continues to offer visitors a step back in time to early 20th century presentations of Native American archaeology in Maine.

contact info

Hrs: May 1 - October 31, Daily 10AM - PM. November - May, Thursday - Saturday 10AM - 4PM.

Abbe Museum

The Abbe Museum specializes in the use of objects and student guided exploration to create memorable experiences and enhance learning about the Wabanaki tribes, past and present. Available year-round at the museum or your location, these programs are interactive and fun. Current programs include storytelling using puppets and props, exploring artifacts, comparing baskets made by Wabanaki weavers, exploring the differences between Wabanaki hunters and gatherers and the farming communities of southern Maine, a discussion of cultural differences, and examination and explanation of stereotypes about Native Americans.

topics covered:
American History, Farming, Heritage, Multicultural, Arts, Crafts, Native Americans, Nature, Storytelling, Textiles.

contact info
Phone: 207-288-3519
Email: educator@abbemuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 12 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances, Outreach, Professional Development. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

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