The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine (CMTM) is pleased to announce the grand opening of a new outdoor exhibit titled “Ckuwaponahkiyik Atkuhkakonol: Wabanaki Storytelling Through Art and Traditions.” This exhibit pays homage to the enduring traditions of the Wabanaki people, whose cultural legacy has thrived in the region now known as Maine for over 12,000 years. CMTM collaborated closely with artists representing four Wabanaki tribal nations – Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot – united under the Wabanaki Confederacy to create an immersive experience for visitors.
The exhibit will officially debut on Indigenous People’s Day – Monday, October 9, 2023, and will be open to visitors from 9 am to 4 pm. Festivities will include a performance by The Burnurwurbskek Singers, a powwow drum group from the Penobscot Nation, presenting traditional northeast woodland songs and contemporary intertribal compositions on the Museum & Theatre’s front Gather Lawn from 10 am to 11 am, weather permitting. This event is included with admission to CMTM. Visitors are encouraged to make reservations at www.kitetails.org.