Abbe Museum presents: Moving Past the Myths of Thanksgiving (Nov. 24, 1-3 pm, Bar Harbor)

22 November 2015
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Elaborate turkey dinners, family reunions, parades, and football games—these are some of the modern day evocations of the holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November each year. However, Thanksgiving is more than just a day of food and festivity. The Abbe's new Thanksgiving dialogue program traces the history of the holiday, from its origins in the early American colonies through the family feasts Americans enjoy today. This program will also give guests a new understanding of how this much-loved holiday has changed over time, and continues to change today.
Abbe Museum Thanksgiving

How did Americans start to associate Thanksgiving with cooperation between Native Americans and European settlers, and what really happened in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621? This program untangles fact from fiction, dispelling myths about the holiday and sharing new stories about how Thanksgiving traditions have developed.

Where: Abbe Museum | Bar Harbor, ME

When: Tuesday November 24, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Due to the content, this program is recommended for adults and children over 13.


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