We hope that you enjoyed this tour, but we'd like to stress that this is just a sample of the exhibits that the museum offers for display. An expanded repository is being planned as well. The museum's director, James Neptune, is firmly dedicated to our people and our history. He will gladly describe all the museum has to offer. We encourage all people to venture in - while you are in the area. Woliwini.
Last, for this brief tour, are some root clubs that are a major part of Penobscot woodcarvings. Walking sticks, clubs, and tools were made with detail, and include double-curved designs that represent different symbolic meanings to the Penobscot. The nation has woodcarvers that have garnered awards - but the main focus is the satisfaction carvers get from the admiration their work.The museum possesses two birch bark canoes that show the skilled work that Penobscot canoe makers put into the construction. Resin extracted from tree sap had to be prepared just right to avoid cracking in the cold weather and from getting soft during the heat. These canoes are very old and as the birch has cracked in some places, the resin pitch remains as the strongest portions of the structure.
The Archives Contain Rare Photos of our ancestors that have been donated by Penobscot families. There are traditional garments and ceremonial wear in the museum like this traditional head dress which is made of eagle feathers - fashioned straight up - as opposed to feathered back like southwestern plains style.