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Interested in learning more about the Wabanaki? Exploring the Abbe Museum's collections? Investigating Maine archaeology? The Abbe Museum provides a wide range of resources for researchers or anyone who just wants to know more.


Bangor Daily News, photo by Denise Farwel.Bangor Daily News, photo by Denise Farwel.About the Wabanaki

Learn more about the four Wabanaki tribes, the Micmac, Maliseet, Penobscot & Passamaquoddy. Read about their history, culture, art, and current issues.


Learn about the Wabanaki


CollectionsEric Otter Bacon, 2008

Explore the Abbe Museum's collections. Like most museums, so that we can provide the best care for our collections, only a small portion of our collection is on
exhibit at any given time, but we have so much more! The Abbe Museum's collections comprise more than 50,000 objects representing 10,000 years of Native American culture and history in Maine, including the present.


Learn about our Collections




The Abbe Museum has carried out archaeological excavations and research in Maine since 1928, and holds tens of thousands of artifacts from around the state in our collections. Learn more about Maine archaeology, uncover amazing artifacts from the collection, and investigate decades of archaeological research by the Abbe Museum, including our annual Archaeological Field School.


Learn about our Archaeological Collections


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