The Abbe Staff was on the move a lot in 2016, making their way to conferences, meetings, and other events across the state of Maine, the US, and United Kingdom.

  • Smithsonian Affiliate Conference, Washington, DC October 2015
  • Maine Humanities Council Board meeting, Brunswick and Camden, Maine, October and June 2015
  • New England Museum Association annual meeting, Portland, Maine, November 2015
  • Major Gifts training in November 2015 in Indianapolis, IN
  • Midwest Museums Association workshop, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2015
  • Seminar for Historical Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2015
  • TEDxDirigo event, Portland, Maine, November 2015
  • American Alliance of Museum board meetings, Mexico City and Washington, DC, November 2015  and February and June 2016
  • Hudson Basket Show, Orono, Maine, December 2015
  • Museum Advocacy Day, Washington, DC, February 2016
  • Durel Leadership Roundtables, New Orleans, Louisiana and Baltimore, Maryland, February and June 2016
  • Maine Office of Tourism Governor’s Conference in March at Sunday River, ME
  • Maine Museum Day w/NEMA in March in Augusta, ME
  • Portland Museum of Art programming, Portland, Maine, May
  • American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting, Washington DC in May 2016
  • World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Barcelona, November 2015
  • Peace Jam, Winchester, United Kingdom, March 2016
  • Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market, Phoenix, Arizona, March 2016
  • Wabanaki communities for People of the First Light content development, January through March 2016
  • Smithsonian Affiliates Visiting Professionals Program, Washington, DC, May-June 2016
  • REACH Ally Convening, Waterville, Maine, July 2016
  • National Park Service and Piscataway Consulting Trip, Annapolis, Maryland, August 2016
  • Future of History Workshop @ Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, September 2016
  • American Association for State and Local History annual meeting, Detroit, Michigan, September 2016

Heather Anderson, Director of Advancement

John Brown, Director of Finance

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, President and CEO

Julia (Clark) Gray, Director of Collections and Research

Jen Heindel, Museum Educator

Debbie Miles, Associate Manager of Guest Experience

George Neptune, Museum Educator

Jill Sawyer, Advancement and Gallery Associate

Allison Shank, Manager of Creative Services


Seasonal Guest Services Associates

Hannah Bredar

Shannon Cardinal

Jane Chandler

Jane Clifton

Katie Cornman

Caitlin Denegre

Rebecca Haydu

Sequan Henries

Sierra Henries

Laura Levin

Donald Keifert

Zoe Mailena

Nova Nichols

Lindsay Prelgovisk

Zoe Reifsnyder

Ivy Sienkiewycz