The Abenaki Heritage Initiative

The Abenaki Heritage Initiative is an interpretive initiative designed to enrich the stories of Native people in the Seacoast region as told at the Museum. Over the years, Strawbery Banke has hosted panel discussions and lecture series about Indigenous heritage; featured Indigenous artisans, storytellers, and experts; and added exhibits and events focused on the heritage of Abenaki peoples. The Abenaki Heritage Initiative provides an umbrella under which to organize the continued relationship building with Abenaki descendant communities and planned daily programming and special events featuring Indigenous stories. 

Strawbery Banke’s Abenaki Heritage Initiative is an important part of the Museum’s mission to promote understanding of the lives of individuals in this historic neighborhood, as well as the Museum’s commitment to provide an inclusive environment and share diverse histories.

To learn more about:

…Abenaki people click here.

…the “People of the Dawnland” exhibit click here.

…the Strawbery Banke wigwam click here.

...the Museum's partnership with Homelands: Augmented Reality, click here.

...the Piscataqua Powwow, click here

…Dawnland StoryFest click here.