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Support the Abbe Museum

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Through meaningful exhibitions, educational programs, Native-led demonstrations and workshops, first-person storytelling and an Archaeology Field School, the Abbe offers a wide variety of learning opportunities. We encourage a more tolerant and culturally-aware society by inspiring visitors to think more deeply about the history and contemporary lives of individuals from other cultures. Contributions from our members and supporters allow us to continue this important work.


When you make a gift to the Abbe Museum, you directly affect our ability to deliver quality educational programs to schools across Maine, steward our collections, create opportunities for Wabanaki scholars and artists and build the exhibitions that inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit. Please consider making a contribution to ensure that the Abbe Museum will continue to change lives through learning.


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If you would appreciate personal assistance or have questions, please contact Heather Anderson, Director of Advancement at (207) 288-3519 or by email at



The Abbe offers seven levels of membership with varying benefits. Annual memberships help to support general operations, Abbe programs, exhibits and collections care.


To learn more about membership,click here.

Annual Giving

Gifts to the Abbe's Annual Appeal are welcome year round. Contributions help to fund general operations, Abbe programs, exhibits and collections care.


To learn more about annual giving, click here.

Greening the Abbe

The Abbe has launched a campaign to greatly improve the sustainability - environmentally and financially - of the Abbe downtown. We have identified concrete changes that we can make to reduce our carbon footprint, lower our energy costs and improve our facility, and your support will help us make this happen.


To learn more about Greening the Abbe, click here.

Community Partners

This is membership for the business community.
Each level of support comes with its own package of benefits.


To learn more about our Community Partners Program click here.

Sponsorships and Major Gifts

A menu of upcoming exhibits, programs and naming opportunities is always available. Please call 207-288-3519 for more information.


To learn more about sponsorships, click here.


Planned Giving

The Sieur de Monts Society recognizes individuals who have indicated that the Abbe Museum is included in their estate plans. If you would like to join the Sieur de Monts Society, please let us know.


To learn more about planned giving, click here.


Gathering Gala

This annual summer event is the Abbe's largest fundraiser of the year. Gala sponsorships are available at different levels of support and include a variety of benefits. Artists who donate their work to support the Gala and Volunteers who donate their time are key to the success of this fundraising event.


To learn more about volunteering, click here.



Volunteering at the Abbe is fun and a great way to get more involved. Find something that interests you!


To learn more about volunteering, click here.

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