BAR HARBOR On July 29 at 5 p.m., the Abbe Museum will host their signature annual fundraiser at the Bar Harbor Club. The Gathering Gala benefit dinner and auction has become a summer tradition on Mount Desert Island, celebrating the work of the Abbe Museum with an elegant evening of food and drink, friendship, and philanthropy. This year's event will celebrate the importance of outreach the myriad of educational experiences offered outside the Museum that further the Abbe's mission to inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations and College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins will host the live auction.

'I'm excited to be a part of the Abbe's largest annual fundraiser,' said Collins. 'The Museum is innovative in its intellectually sophisticated approach to understanding and celebrating the cultural matrix of Native Americans. Supporting the Abbe's mission benefits MDI, the Native Peoples of Maine, and Native communities all over the world.'

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