The Abbe Staff was on the move a lot in 2017, making their way to conferences, meetings, and other events across the state of Maine, New England, and North America:

  • MASS Action convening, Minneapolis, MN, October
  • Smithsonian Affiliate Conference, Washington, DC, October
  • Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials, Permanent Participants, and the presenters at the USM Arctic Conference to Maine, October
  • Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums, Phoenix, AZ, October
  • TEDxDirigo event, Portland, ME, November
  • American Alliance of Museums board meetings, across the U.S., throughout the year
  • Maine Humanities Council board meetings, across the state, throughout the year
  • Hudson Basket Show, Orono, ME, December 
  • Museum Advocacy Day, Washington, DC, February 
  • Maine Office of Tourism Governor’s Conference in Augusta, ME, March
  • Maine Museum Day in Augusta, ME, March 
  • Thinking through the Museum workshop, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April
  • Wabanaki REACH convening, Orono, ME, May
  • American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, May
  • Downeast Fisheries Trail Event in Winter Harbor, ME, May
  • Making Difficult History Public at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition - Yale University week-long residency, New Haven, CT, June
  • Santa Fe Indian Market, August 
  • Presentations to the board and staff of the San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA, August
  • American Association for State and Local History, Austin, TX, September
  • Presentation at UMASS-Amherst, Amherst, MA, September
  • Western Museums Association conference, Edmonton, Alberta, September
  • Skype and in person presentations to undergraduate and graduates students at Tufts, IUPUI-Indianapolis, University of Maine-Orono, and College of the Atlantic, throughout the year

Notable visits to the Abbe Museum:

  • Arctic Council Sustainable Working Group, October
  • Leadership Maine, November
  • Amy Lonetree, February
  • World Affairs Council of Maine’s International Visitors Program, hosted an international delegation in May and an Icelandic delegation in September

Heather Anderson, Director of Advancement

John Brown, Director of Finance

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, President and CEO

Julia Gray, Director of Collections and Research

Starr Kelly, Curator of Education

Angela Raup, Manager of Guest Experience

Jill Sawyer, Advancement and Gallery Associate

Allison Shank, Manager of Creative Services


Seasonal Guest Services Associates

Jane Clifton

Melissa Ehrlich

Axis Fuksman-Kumpa

Sierra Henries

Sequan Henries

Katy Mathews

Hunter Prichard

Ezra Sassaman

Noël Um

Chelsea Wallace