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Abbe Museum at Sieur de Monts Spring

Date: Friday May 27, 2016 - Monday Oct 10, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Take a trip to the original Abbe Museum, located trailside in Acadia National Park since 1928. The exhibits are intriguing and the natural surroundings are inspiring. Open daily mid-May through October from 10 am to 5 pm.

The Abbe Museum was founded in 1926 and first opened to the public in 1928. The Museum is named for its founder, Dr. Robert Abbe (1851-1928), an eminent New York physician known for his pioneering use of radiation therapy. A beloved summer resident of Bar Harbor, during the 1920s, Dr. Abbe assembled a collection of early Native American artifacts found in the Frenchman Bay area. He persuaded others with similar collections to join him in establishing a museum that would protect these objects and display them for public education and enjoyment.

Early supporters included George B. Dorr, “the Father of Acadia,” and John D. Rockefeller Jr. The Museum opened as a private museum at Sieur de Monts Spring in Lafayette National Park (later renamed Acadia National Park) on August 14, 1928. It was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Abbe, who had died in March.

Location: Sieur de Monts Spring, Acadia National Park
Contact Name: Heather Anderson
Contact Phone #: (207) 288-3519
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Event Sponsor(s): Abbe Museum 

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