Maine Historical Society

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PRESERVING HISTORY
ENGAGING MINDS
CONNECTING MAINE

A Past Exhibit

Baskets from the Dawnland: Weaving the past and future together

August 14 - November 28, 2015
Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Lecture Hall

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Our exhibition--Baskets from the Dawnland: Weaving the past and future together--explored the rich history of the baskets made by Wabanaki people, a tradition that has thrived for thousands of years. Highlights included historical baskets from the MHS collection as well as modern examples by artists from all four Wabanaki nations. The exhibition featured works by award-winning basket artists such as Theresa Secord, Jeremy Frey, Sarah Sockbeson, George Neptune and Clara Neptune Keezer.

The opening reception on Friday, August 14 featured an evening of Native American stories and poetry. Six contributors to Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from New England shared their work following an introduction by the anthology's editor, Siobhan Senier.

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