Abbe announces fall films, workshops, activities



BAR HARBOR — The Abbe Museum has numerous events planned for October through December.

On Thursday, Oct. 8, from 3:30-4:30 p.m., there will be a children’s Wabanaki map workshop at the Mount Desert Island YMCA, 21 Park St. Explore how Wabanaki people made story-like birch bark maps, called “wikhikonik.” Free and open to the public. Call 288-3519 or visit www.abbemuseum.org.

From Friday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 11, the Bar Harbor Film Festival will take place at the Abbe Museum. The weekend will consist of film screenings, workshops and panel discussions with film industry professionals. Several different ticket options are available, and Abbe Museum members get in free. Call 558-2288 for more about the festival. Buy tickets in person at 26 Mount Desert St. or at www.barharborfilmfestival.com.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a free teacher’s workshop focusing on how contact with European cultures affects Wabanaki communities. Teachers will earn eight 8 contact hours. To register, contact Museum Educator Jennifer Heindel at [email protected] or 288-3519.

On Thursday, Oct. 15, from 7-9 p.m., the annual film series returns to the museum. The first film in the Continuity, Change and Resistance series is “Weaving Worlds,” a documentary about Diné (Navajo) rug weaving. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Reel Pizza. Call 288-3519 or visit www.abbemuseum.org.

On Monday, Oct. 19, from 7-9 p.m., a program of tea, popovers and archaeology will be held at the Jordan Pond House. Chris Sockalexis, Penobscot Nation tribal historic preservation officer, will explore Maine petroglyphs. The program costs $20 for museum members, $30 for nonmembers. For reservations, call 288-3519 or email [email protected].

On Friday, Nov. 6, from 3:30-4:30 p.m., a Winter in the Dawnland: Storytelling and Craft Activity will take place at the MDI YMCA. Free and open to the public. Call 288-3519 or visit www.abbemuseum.org.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, from 7-9 p.m., the film series at the museum continues with “We Still Live Here,” which focuses on the story of cultural revival among the Aquinnah Wampanoag in Southern Massachusetts. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Reel Pizza. Call 288-3519 or visit www.abbemuseum.org.

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 3:30-4:30 p.m., there will be another Winter in the Dawnland: Storytelling and Craft Activity at the MDI YMCA. Free and open to the public. Call 288-3519 or visit www.abbemuseum.org.

On Thursday, Dec. 17, from 7-9 p.m., the third film in the annual series will be shown at the museum. “Incident at Restigouche” tells a story of resistance and resilience among the Mi’kmaq First Nation of Listiguj in Quebec. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Reel Pizza. Call 288-3519 or visit www.abbemuseum.org.

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