Title

The new Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, named for its founder, Dr. Robert Abbe, is fu

Authors

Luther Young

Source

Down East

Date

8-1-2005

Pages

102-105

Abstract

The new Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, named for its founder, Dr. Robert Abbe, is fulfilling Dr. Abbe's dream of fostering appreciation for Maine's Native American cultures. Expanding the Abbe's mission to showcase contemporary culture through exhibits, education, and crafts workshops taught by Native American artists, has helped double attendance since the new facility opened in 2001. The original museum, in the Sieur de Monts Spring area of Acadia National Park--then called Lafayette National Park--opened in 1928. Dr. Abbe, a pioneering plastic surgeon and Mount Desert Island summer resident, introduced radiation therapy to the United.States. With details on the award-winning architecture of the new museum and its collection, including the permanent exhibit, "Wabanaki: People of the Dawn."

Subjects

Robert Abbe Museum of Stoneage Antiquities Bar Harbor

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