2017 Annual Report
It was definitely a big year for the Abbe. We hired new staff, created a large menu of new and exciting events and initiatives, welcomed two new Wabanaki people to our Board of Trustees, delivered programs to school children, built exhibits, and convened our first ever joint Board and Native Advisory Council retreat. It has created some great energy, which is a fantastic way to head into our 90th year!
Thanks to your support, you have made the Abbe:
- an essential museum
- a trusted and invaluable educational resource
- a decolonizing museum
And, most importantly, you have created economic opportunities for Wabanaki Artists. Thank you for being a changemaker.
You have helped make the Abbe Museum an essential, decolonizing, economic educational resource that’s changing museum practice around the world. Our success is because of support like yours - thank you for believing in what we do.
Abbe By the Numbers
- 30,000 Museum visitors
- 120,000 website page views, 87% of which were new visitors
- 2 new exhibits, 6 ongoing
- 52 Native people were involved in the conception and creation of the exhibits
- 11,134 individuals impacted by Abbe’s programs
- 11 tours were given, reaching 375 visitors traveling via cruise ships and tour buses
- 32 school, 1,813 students, and 74 teachers were educated by Abbe staff
- 12 programs presented inside Acadia National Park drew a total of 1,800 visitors
- $100,335 in Admission sales
- $90,434 in Merchandise sales
- $107,074 in Annual Fund gifts
- $176,868 in Project Grants and Sponsorships
- $26,414 In-Kind donations
- 8 baskets, 1 beaded bag, 1 carving, and 1 pair of snowshoes were added to the Abbe's collections