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By June 30, 2023 Read More →

Abenaki Trails

Abenaki Trails Exhibition

Learn about the long and enduring presence of Abenaki people in the Contoocook River Valley in the Monadnock Center for History and Culture’s new exhibition, Abenaki Trails. Curated by the Hopkinton Historical Society, Abenaki Trails is a traveling exhibition that will be on view through August 12, 2023.

The exhibition examines Abenaki language, the role of rivers, basketry, canoe making, pottery and stone tools. Historic artifacts are juxtaposed with works created by present-day Abenaki artisans, demonstrating the enduring culture of Abenaki peoples in New Hampshire. Among the objects on display are a birchbark canoe crafted in 2021 by Bill Gould and Reid Schwartz and a circa 1600 dugout canoe found submerged in Laurel Lake in Fitzwilliam.

Abenaki Trails is open Wed-Sat, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. 

Abenaki Trails Gallery View

Thank you to the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts for their generous support of the traveling exhibition.

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Accessibility: Abenaki Trails in on view in Bass Hall. For those who do not use stairs, access is from the rear door. The Monadnock Center’s restroom facilities are fully-accessible.