Hudson Museum Events
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Friday, November 1 at 10:00 a.m.
Day of the Dead Celebration
Learn about the Day of the Dead, Los Dias de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday that honors departed family, friends, and ancestors. This holiday combines Precolumbian and post-Contact traditions and celebrates the continuation of life and the belief that death is not an end, but the beginning of a new stage of life. Eunice Loredo will share this tradition with you, make traditional decorations for this holiday, and visit the Museum’s Precolumbian collections. Traditional refreshments will be served.
To make a reservation for your class to attend, please call 581-1904. Space is limited for this event.
2013 Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration
Saturday, December 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
At the Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine
Free and open to the public
Come to the largest Holiday gathering of Maine Indian artists in New England–brown ash and sweetgrass basketmakers, birchbark artists, carvers, and beadworkers. Featuring members of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance who have received national awards and new artists who represent the next generation of weavers.
Join us for a day showcasing one-of-a kind art forms, demonstrations, storytelling, traditional music, drumming, and dancing.
9:00 a.m. Event opens to the public
10:00 a.m. Traditional Welcome and Greeting
10:00 a.m. to noon Book signing. Charles Norman Shay will sign his book, Project Omaha Beach: The Life and Military Service of a Penobscot Indian Elder.
11:00 a.m. Brown Ash Pounding Demonstration with Eldon Hanning, Micmac
11:30 Traditional Stories for Children with George Neptune, Passamaquoddy in the Hudson Museum on the second level.
Noon Fancy Basket Demonstration with Gal Tomah, Passamaquoddy
1:00 p.m. Beadwork Demonstration with Jennifer Neptune, Penobscot
1:30 p.m. Birchbark Demonstration
2:00 p.m. Burnurwurbskek Singers with traditional drumming and singing
3:00 p.m. Drawing for the Hudson Museum Friends Maine Indian Basket Raffle. This year’s basket is by Gabe Frey, Passamaquoddy.
Something for everyone!
New items by date.
For more info, please call 581-1904.