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November 2017

Day of the Dead Celebration at the Hudson Museum

November 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hudson Museum, 5746 Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, 04469 United States
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Please join us for our annual Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday that honors departed family, friends, and ancestors. Eunice Loredo will do a presentation on this tradition, its origins, and how it is celebrated in Mexico. Students will also have an opportunity to try their hand at making traditional decorations, papel picado, paper skull masks, tissue paper flowers, and clay skulls. They may also explore the Hudson Museum's PreColumbian collections. This event is geared for…

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December 2017

Maine Indian Holiday Market

December 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hudson Museum, 5746 Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, 04469 United States
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The 2017 Maine Indian Holiday Market will take place in the Hudson Museum on Saturday, December 9th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Find our event flyer here : Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Sale Flyer 2017

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March 2018

Charles C. Mann Lecture

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Charles C. Mann is the author of 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, which won the U. S. National Academy of Sciences’ Keck Award for best book of the year and 1493; Uncovering the World That Columbus Created, a New York Times bestseller. 1491 combines science, history, and archaeology to radically transform our understanding of the Americas before European contact. 1493 looks at the aftermath of exchange—plants, animals and microbes—and the impact of contact on Europe, China and Africa. Mann’s works are thought provoking…

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4th Annual Archaeology Day

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hudson Museum, 5746 Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, 04469 United States
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The Hudson Museum in collaboration with the Anthropology Department will host an Archaeology Day on Thursday, March 29th. During their visit to campus, students will rotate through 4 stations, which will be located in either the Collins Center for the Arts, home to the Hudson Museum or in South Stevens Hall, home to the Anthropology Department.  Due to overwhelming interest last year, we are happy to announce we have expanded our event to accommodate more participants!  Students will rotate through 4…

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April 2018

“Exploring the Ocean in the 21st Century”

April 30 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Renowned oceanographer and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle will give a lecture, “Exploring the Ocean in the 21st Century,” from 4:30–5:30 p.m. Monday, April 30 in the Collins Center for the Arts. Dr. Earle’s lecture will include underwater film of her research and conservation efforts in many coastal and deep areas of the global ocean. Earle is the Founder and Chair of the non-profit Mission Blue (mission-blue.org/).  She has been called a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress.…

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May 2018

Inaugural Abbe Museum Indian Market

May 19 @ 10:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm
Village Green Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States + Google Map

Located at the Village Green Park in beautiful downtown Bar Harbor, Maine. 75 Native Artists representing 40 Nations with music, performances, a Native Film Festival and fashion show. "The importance of creative placemaking and how it supports Wabanaki artists, as well as the local community, has led us to a very important initiative. The Abbe Museum Indian Market will shine a bright light on Wabanaki artists and deepen the economic impact of art making for tribal communities. In addition to…

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July 2018

Annual Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Abbe Museum, 26 Mt Desert Street
Bar Harbor, 04609 United States
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The Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market celebrates 25 years on July 7, 2018, with a new location at the Abbe Museum’s downtown location. The Festival is free and open to the public and features the celebrated Native arts market, Native music, dance, storytelling, craft demonstrations, and a silent auction. A collaborative partnership between the Abbe Museum and the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance (MIBA), the Festival offers visitors, collectors, and gallery owners the opportunity to buy directly from the artists.

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August 2018

Artist Showcase: Gabriel Frey, Passamaquoddy Basketmaker

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Museum, 5746 Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, 04469 United States
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Join us at the Hudson Museum for our Artist Showcase with Passamaquoddy Basketmaker, Gabriel Frey on Wednesday, August 1st from 10:00am to 11:00am. Gabriel Frey is a 12th generation Passamaquoddy Basketmaker who will demonstrate and talk about the ancient tradition of brown ash and sweetgrass basketry and the new directions that he is taking the tradition. Admission to this event is free and open to the public.

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Annual Wabanaki Social Gathering and Inaugural Birch Bark Canoe Flotilla

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

As part of their Community Day celebrations, the Penobscot Nation will host their Annual Wabanaki Social Gathering and Inaugural Birch Bark Canoe Flotilla on Indian Island. In addition, on Thursday August 2nd there will be a presentation at Bangor Public Library about the history and tradition of the birch bark canoe. These events are open to the public! See the attached flyer for details and don't miss out!

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Maine Native American Summer Market & Demonstration

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Rd
New Gloucester, ME 04260 United States
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The 10th annual festival of Maine’s finest, award-winning Native American artists will be held at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. The Maine Native American Summer Market provides a rare opportunity to purchase museum-quality crafts directly from Maine’s finest Wabanaki artists, nationally recognized and honored for their role in the preservation of important traditions. A wide selection of crafts are offered for a range of prices from a few dollars to several hundred dollars (cash/personal check accepted by all artists). Rain or…

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