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Traditional Abenaki Stories

Join Anne Jennison for traditional Abenaki stories in the Linn Theater at the Plimoth Patuxet Visitor Center.

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Anne Jennison is a traditional Native American storyteller with both European and Abenaki heritage. Anne's storytelling skills have been polished by more than 30 years of experience sharing Indigenous lesson stories with audiences of all kinds. With Master Degrees in both Storytelling and History, Anne also brings a wealth of cultural and historical knowledge to enrich her retelling of timeless Abenaki & Wabanaki stories. Anne is listed on the New Hampshire Traditional Artists Roster as a traditional Abenaki storyteller & craftsperson and on the New England Foundation for the Arts roster as a Teaching Artist and a Touring Artist.

Anne is also the current Chair for the NH Commission on Native American Affairs and a member of the Indigenous NH Collaborative Collective. Additionally, she is an Affiliate Faculty member for the University of New Hampshire’s Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) Minor, a co-creator of the "People of the Dawnland" interpretive exhibit about the Abenaki/Wabanaki peoples as well as a consultant for the Abenaki Heritage Initiative at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH.

Indigenous Voices: Celebrating 50 Years of Plimoth Patuxet’s Wampanoag Indigenous Program

This program is offered as part of Plimoth Patuxet Museums' Indigenous Voices: Celebrating 50 Years of Plimoth Patuxet’s Wampanoag Indigenous Program, a yearlong series of compelling public events celebrating the program’s legacy of introducing Indigenous history and culture to thousands of guests from Plymouth and around the world. From Indigenous drumming and dancing, to lectures and traditional storytelling, the programs reflect the Museum’s ongoing commitment to inclusivity and diversity as the Museum researches and preserves the 17th-century lifeways of a vibrant culture that continues to thrive today.

This program is free. Museum admission is not included but may be purchased separately. Advanced registration is preferred. Funded through the Town of Plymouth Promotions Fund.