Near Bar Harbor in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
The exhibit before you is a handmade, traditional birchbark wigwam originally built by Penobscot artist Barry Dana and his family in August 2011.
Like all homes, it requires yearly maintenance. The harsh winters damaged some of the birchbark panels. In July 2015 it was rebuilt by Passamaquoddy artist David Moses Bridges.
Please treat the exhibit with care.
Do not peel the bark, lean on it, climb on it, or add sticks or debris to the interior.
For more information, please ask the ranger in the Nature Center for the “wigwam scrapbook.”
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 44° 21.717′ N, 68° 12.444′ W. Marker is near Bar Harbor, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker can be reached from Suier de Monts Road. Touch for map. Marker is near the Sieur de Monts Nature Center in Acadia National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bar Harbor ME 04609, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wabanaki Traditions (a few steps from this marker); Acadia’s Founding Father (within shouting distance of this marker); George Bucknam Dorr Sieur de Monts Spring: The Heart of Acadia National Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Acadian Lights (approx. one mile away); Volcanic Landscape Exposed (approx. one mile away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cadillac Mountain (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bar Harbor.
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