"Books & the Arts" piece on the Abbe Museum's campaign to expand. Founded by Dr
"Books & the Arts" piece on the Abbe Museum's campaign to expand. Founded by Dr. Robert Abbe, a New York surgeon who was also an amateur archeological collector, the museum is located at the edge of Acadia National Park. But it has space enough to view just 1 percent of the 50,000 plus artificats that it has acquired over its 71 years. The museum has worked closely with Maine's four tribes, the Penobscots, Passamaquoddies, Maliseets and Micmacs. In August 1998, when the campaign was announced, it already had about half the $2.75 million pledged, including $500,000 from philanthropist Elizabeth Noyce. The campaign has now been bumped up to $4.6 million so the new museum can be built all at once, rather than in increments.
Robert Abbe Museum of Stoneage Antiquities Bar Harbor
Gold, Donna, ""Books & the Arts" piece on the Abbe Museum's campaign to expand. Founded by Dr" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3611.
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