Exploring Our Multicultural Neighborhood

Thirteen Moons - An Abenaki Child's Year

March 4 - Labor Day, 2017

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s new Gallery 6 art exhibition aims to promote appreciation and inclusion of other cultures through the arts.

Native Americans have occupied the region known as New England for approximately 10,000 years. The 2017 MOSAIC program aims to raise visitors' awareness and stimulate their curiosity to know more about the culture of the indigenous people who lived here before the arrival of Europeans. The exhibition and related programs will focus primarily on the culture, traditions, habitats and aspects of the everyday life of a child living in an Abenaki Village. Using photography, drawings, diagrams, scale models, artifacts, text, and stories/myths that illustrate the Abenaki experience, the exhibition will be structured around the thirteen months of the lunar calendar.


Discover the Wabanaki Culture
Wednesday, April 19
Denise and Paul Pouliot of the Cowasuck Band of Pennacook-Abenaki People will be talking about their heritage with guests. Join them at 10:30am for a musical instrument demonstration. Then from 12:30-1:30pm come to the MUSE Studio to see some artifacts and hear stories.

Planting a 3 Sisters Garden
Wednesday, April 19, 2-3pm AND Tuesday, April 25, 10-11am

Interested in vegetable gardening as a family activity? Join us and visit our vegetable and herb garden, and learn the Wabanaki tradition and science behind why Native Americans planted their gardens in mounds. This program is free with museum admission.

Celebrating Abenaki Crafts and Creations
Tuesday, April 25, ALL DAY
Enjoy hands-on exploration of Indigenous crafts and creations along with Art Gallery talks and tours with our Gallery 6 Curator, Tess Feltes. This program is free with museum admission.

Native American Storytelling with Willow Green
Tuesday, April 25, 12:30-1:30pm and 3-4pm

Abenaki elder and award winning storyteller Willow Greene will share stories from her native community that have been passed down through generations.

Thank you to our MOSAIC sponsor:


Thank you to our Gallery 6 sponsors:


The Fuller Foundation

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