Abbe heads head to D.C.

BAR HARBOR — Abbe Museum’s Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko and Julia Gray were joined by other museum leaders in Washington, D.C., recently to visit members of Congress and make the case for federal support of America’s museums as part of the eighth annual Museums Advocacy Day, organized by the American Alliance of Museums.

“Legislators have a lot of issues on their plates, and we can’t expect them to fully appreciate the museum field unless we bring the message to their doorstep,” said Catlin-Legutko. “We want to make sure Congress knows about the indispensable work museums do and their role as educational and economic assets.”

“As the only museum in the world dedicated to telling the story of the Wabanaki, we are committed to an ongoing process of better understanding Wabanaki culture, history, and values and examining and changing our practices to assure they reflect those values,” said Catlin-Legutko.

According to the American Alliance of Museums, there are more than 850 million museum visits annually in the U.S., more than the attendance at all major league sporting events combined.


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