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Tribal Museum and Resource Center
59 Passamaquoddy Rd, Pleasant Point

upstairs from the Sipayik Youth Center

The Waponahki Museum now has a team of individuals who are committed to volunteering their time and energy to keep cultural activities alive in our community. We are known as the “Sipayik Cultural Committee”.  At this time there are 7 active members; Brenda Moore-Mitchell, Leon Sockbeson, II, Frances “Gal” Frey, Barbara Dore, Seana Tomah-Tompkins, Christine Downing and Elizabeth Dana. Our contact phone is 853-2600, ext. 227.  We have selected specific dates for summer events at the museum.  Some are fund-raisers and some are for pure enjoyment. The 3rd Saturday of each month (April-September) we will present series of demonstrations by local Passamaquoddy artisans, traditional dance, native foods, and Passamaquoddy legends or storytelling. Please visit our site check back often to check on up-coming events. 

Program Name: Waponahki Museum & Resource Center

Click here to visit the new Museum web site
http://www.waponahkimuseum.org

Administrator/Manager: Tribal Administration

Contact Information phone: Brenda Moore-Mitchell (207)853-2600 x227

Contact Brenda by email at brendamitchell@wabanaki.com

Fax at the Tribal Office: (207)853-6039

Purpose of Program:

Purpose is to preserve the Passamaquoddy Tribal culture and traditions for the future generations.  The museum has on display Maine Native tools, baskets, beaded artifacts, historic photos, and arts and crafts.  Mannequins, whose features are designed from actual Passamaquoddies, are placed in settings depicting the day-to-day lifestyle of yore.   The museum seeks to portray Maine Native People in a positive light.  Photos of Native ancestors who fought in American wars- The Civil War, The Revolutionary War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Store - dot the walls.  The museum has undertaken the preservation of the Passamaquoddy language.  A written version now exists and the vocabulary continues to grow.  The Passamaquoddy Dictionary is being updated.  The Museum also sells publications and Cassette Tapes in learning the Passamaquoddy language and culture.

 

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