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Abenaki Fibre Historical Recreations Exhibit

The Hudson Historical Society, in the spirit of expanding the public's interest and access to cultural events is pleased to pass on the following invitation by the Macdonell-Williamson House in Chute-à-Blondeau, Ontario.  Limited seating, reserve at

We ( Macdonell-Williamson House) are so fortunate to have the Vermont artist, Vera Longtoe Sheehan, come to exhibit her work and give a talk and demonstration at the house on July 13th at 2pm..  This is a  once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet someone from the only family left in Northeastern US who still knows how to do this art.

Vera collects plants like milkweed, removes fibres from it, twists that into cordage, and then twines and knots it in her family's traditional Abenaki method. Vera studies sketches from the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s and recreates pieces worn by Native Americans, and has her work in Native American galleries across North America.

She is the only person who does this historical and traditional type of work of the Abenaki tribe today. She is a First Nations' person living in Vermont and is only here for the weekend exhibit and talk.

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