Tree And Tradition II
In Fall 1995, the Hudson Museum featured a special exhibit, Tree and Tradition: Brown Ash and Maine Native American Basketmaking. The exhibit was a groundbreaking collaboration between the Museum and the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance and featured collections from private and institutional lenders as well as UMaine research from the Forest Ecosystem Science Department. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Museum hosted its first Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration. In 2019, this event celebrates its 25th anniversary and to celebrate, we present Tree and Tradition II. Explore the continued evolution of this ancient artform, changing attitudes to land use and access to natural resources and threats to the tradition from climate change and invasive insect pests such as the emerald ash borer.