Anne's Performance Calendar:

                     Photo Credit - Lois Soucy

                    Photo Credit - Lois Soucy

Summer 2018 -

  • Anne -  Demonstrating various kinds of Abenaki craFts on most fridays In the Jones House at Strawbery Banke museum in portsmouth, nh (from 10 am - 5 pm). 

    • These are actually not storytelling performances.  Throughout the day, Anne will be giving informal demonstrations of some Abenaki crafts - such as birchbark containers and coiled cornhusk baskets.  She'll also be telling museum visitors about the history and culture of the Abenaki tribes of Northern New England. 

    • More dates will be listed month-by-month below, in addition to the dates listed above.  More than likely, you'll find Anne in the Jones House at Strawbery Banke Museum on Thursdays and/or Fridays this summer.

    • Be sure to ask Anne to tell you about Portsmouth's Treaty of 1713.  This is the treaty negotiation conference that was held between Governor Dudley of Massachusetts Colony (and other assorted MA and NH colonial gentlemen) with representatives of all of the Wabanaki tribes.  The purpose of the conference was to inform the "Eastern Indians" about the peace treaty that had been signed between the English and the French at the end of Queen Anne's War - and to "negotiate" how the terms of that treaty would play out on the ground in Northern New England.p

  • anne's august Dates at strawbery banke museum:  August 10, 17, 23, and 31.

  • August 11, 2018 - 1:30 pm- the Woods, Water, and Wildlife Festival  at Branch Hill Farm in Milton, nh. Anne will be sharing traditional native american stories.  

    • For more info, click here to look at the Woods, Water, and Wildlife Festival website.
  • August 25 & 26 - metis of maine powwow.  10 am each day.  105 gould road, dayton, maine.

    • Storytelling by Anne Jennison at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday
    • Grand Entry at 12:00 with full Regalia
      Drumming, Inter-tribal Dancing, Children's Activities and Archery, Indian Songs and Flute Music, Traders with Indian Crafts, Inter tribal Dancing, Indian Item Auction, Raffle Drawing, Ti-pi Village, Saturday Night Drumming, Dancing, Food, Free Parking.

      This event will be held at 105 Gould Rd. in Dayton, Maine at the Yellow Feather Cultural Center.  Look  for Gould RD off  Route # 5 in Dayton or from Route 111 in Alfred  turn onto  Route # 35 and follow to Gould Rd.
      FOLLOW POWWOW SIGNS!

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 - 

  • Anne's September Dates at strawbery banke museum:  September 3, 10, 17. more september dates still tba.

  • September 7 (Friday) - McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

  • September 8 (Saturday) -  Jackson Hill Cider Day _ 76 Northwest St. in Portsmouth, NH-

  •  Anne will be giving two 30-35 minutes storytelling performances.  The performance times are at:

  • 11:45 - 12:15 and 1:45 - 2:15pm, but that schedule could possibly vary slightly on the day of the event. 

  • Join us at the Jackson Hill Cider Day and let Anne Jennison take you on a spell-binding and entertaining journey through a series of traditional Northeastern Native American stories that range from “Why Earth is on a Turtle’s Back” to “Why Roses Have Thorns” to "Gluscabi and the Wind Eagle" to “How Hummingbird Put the Stars in the Sky”, and much more.  Each story has a compelling narrative, but also some subtle – and some not so subtle - life lessons!  Prepare yourself for an interactive storytelling experience filled with humor, drama, and moments of wonder!

  • The orchard at the Jackson Housework (c. 1664) - a Historic New England property at 76 Northwest Street, Portsmouth, N.H - comes Olive with children's games, crafts, and seasonal refreshments during this early fall festival. Help grind apples and press cider. Watch artisans demonstrate their craft. Tour the oldest house in northern New England. Animals from Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm make their yearly visit to the house.

  • Special performances of Native American Storytelling by Anne Jennison and lively music by the New England Irish Harp Orchestra.

OCTOBER 2018 - 

  • Anne's October dates at strawbery banke museum still tbA

  • October 3 (Wednesday at 7 pm) - Anne will be giving a performance of Northeast Woodlands Native American Storytelling - at the Lee, NH Public Safety Complex on George Bennett Road in Lee.  This event, which is jointly sponsored by the Lee Historical Society and the Lee Public Library is free and open to the public.  In addition to sharing some traditional stories from the Abenaki and other Northeastern tribes, Anne will also talk a little bit about the work she has been doing with the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner, NH and also with Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH.

NOVEMBER 17, 2018

  • TELLABRATION!™ is traditionally held on the third Saturday in November. Some events, however, may be at an alternate time during the same weekend. 

    • Anne will be telling with the Seacoast Storytellers in the Tyco Visitors Center at Strawbery Banke Museum on Hancock Street in Portsmouth, NH. 

    • Many of the members of the Seacoast Storytellers will be participating in our 2018 Tellabration, and each teller has their own unique style.  Prepare to listen, to laugh, to be entertained, and - perhaps - to be very, very frightened by a scary story or two from time to time throughout the evening!  

      • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
      • Adm $10.
      • Adm. $8.00 Students, Seniors, and SBMuseum Members & Employees
      • BLUE STAR - (military with ID) Free Adm.
      • Traditionally, this is an evening of storytelling for the Grown-ups!  So hold the date and be ready to come play with us.  

2019 Performances - 

February 2, 2019 - Anne will be a featured storyteller the Dawnland Storyfest - Held at the mariposa museum and cultural Center in Petrtborough, NH.

  • A warm spot in cold and snowy February, the Dawnland Storyfest - New Hampshire's only annual Native American Storytelling Festival - takes place each year during the heart of the winter storytelling season.  The Dawnland Storyfest is held at the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street, Peterborough, NH 03458

May 18, 2019 - Beaded Birchbark Earring Workshop

 Beaded Birchbark Earrings, designed and made by Anne

Beaded Birchbark Earrings, designed and made by Anne

  • Join Anne at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner, NH from 10 a.m. - noon.  Anne has been asked to  teach a workshop on how to make the beaded birchbark earrings that are her original design, using a traditional Abenaki beading technique and the skills Anne also uses to make Abenaki styles of birchbark containers and baskets.

August 10, 2019 - Woods, Water, and Wildlife Festival at branch hill farm in Milford, NH

  • Anne will be sharing traditional Native American Stories at 1:30 p.m.