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Take a look at our newsletter for the Spring of 2014 at the link below!

Artifacts Newsletter for Spring 2014

A Workshop for Teachers
Resources for Teaching Maine Indian History and Culture

Monday, April 28th, 2014 from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.

Teachers are invited to a workshop on Monday, April 28 from 8:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hudson Museum. There will be information about a variety of curriculum materials that supports the teaching of Maine Indian history and culture. Participants will explore the Hudson Museum’s Maine Indian Gallery as well as objects in collection storage and digital media. A series of film segments documents traditional artforms through interviews with contemporary artists, including basketmakers, birchbark artists, carvers and bead workers. Learn about he museum’s new Maine Indian Gallery iPad app and its online collections database.

Abbe Museum Education and award-winning Passamaquoddy basketmaker George Neptune and the Penobscot Nation’s Cultural and Historic Preservation Office Director James Francis will take part. Neptune will talk about the Abbe Museum’s education programs. They include guided tours and a website for teachers that has links to an online timeline of Wabanaki history, as well as a Wabanaki Curriculum unit, and the Passamaquoddy kit. He will provide teachers with lesson plans and ideas for arts and crafts activities. Francis will talk about cultural resources available to teachers, including 12 curriculum units with companion books and resource materials as well as ongoing education initiatives.

The workshop will provide teachers with information about resources and will assist in the development of curriculums to meed LD291. Attendees will be eligible to receive CEUs for their participation. Teachers will receive seven contact hours the day of the workshop and spend an additional three hours for a homework assignment involving creation of a lesson plan incorporating either a museum visit or online resources.

Participation is limited to 15. The $25 per person fee includes morning refreshments and a box lunch.

To register, call 581-1904 or email


Introducing the new Maine Indian Gallery iPad App!

Similar to our World Cultures Gallery App, the Maine Indian Gallery App

is designed to be  used on your iPad and is completely free!


Click here to visit the Apple Store link.


Come visit us!

Time for you and your class to visit the Hudson Museum for a field trip.

Apply for a Quimby Field Trip Grant today!

We look forward to your visit!

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Contact Information

Hudson Museum
5746 Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207)581-1901 | Fax: (207)581-1950E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System