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Native American Storyteller coming to Abbot Hall

Humor, drama and moments of wonder will be the centerpiece of a free presentation by Anne Jennison, a native American interactive storyteller,  at Abbot Hall on Saturday, October 8th at 2:00pm. This family event is sponsored by the Marblehead Cultural Council.


Anne brings 30 years of experience sharing Indigenous lesson-stories to audiences of all ages. Anne has earned Masters Degrees in both storytelling and history. She brings a wealth of cultural and historical knowledge to enrich her timeless “Songs and Stories of the Northeast Woodlands,” including “How Moose Put the Falls in the Merrimack” and “The Great Battle Between Chipmunk and Bear” among others. She includes a greeting song, frame drumming, and call-and-response in her presentations, and invites the audience to participate.


Jennison, who is chair of the New Hampshire Commission on Native American Affairs,  is an affiliate faculty member at the University of New Hampshire Native American and Indigenous Studies Program and a co-creator of the “People of the Dawnland” interpretive exhibit at the Abenaki Heritage Initiative at Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Her appearance in Marblehead is part of the town’s events in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.


The event is sponsored and presented by the Marblehead Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council.


Traditional Native American storyteller Anne Jennison will be featured at  Abbot Hall, Saturday, October 8th at 2pm as part of the Town’s  Indigenous Peoples’ Day observations. The event is free and is  sponsored by the Marblehead Cultural Council.