Winter 2019


Dawnland StoryFest - New Hampshire’s Only

Native American Storytelling Festival

February 2, 2019 (Saturday)

The Dawnland StoryFest is a warm spot in cold and snowy February and - New Hampshire's only annual Native American Storytelling Festival. This is the 5th year anniversary for the festival and its first year at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner, NH. Please join us if you love to listen to traditional Native American stories - and if you'd like to learn more about telling traditional Native American storytelling.

The festival was originally created almost five years ago, by NH storyteller PapaJoe Gaudet, as a showcase for Wampanoag storyteller and elder, Medicine Story. This year, the Dawnland StoryFest moves to its new home and will be dedicated in memory of two wonderful NH Native American storytellers who both passed away in 2018: Medicine Story and Peter "Bearded Turtle" Brodeur.

Come hear experienced Native American storytellers share traditional tales during the heart of the Winter Storytelling Season. For the first time, this year's featured teller is a woman! Anne Jennison is an award winning storyteller of European and Abenaki descent who has been telling traditional Native American lesson stories for 30 years.

Also featured are: Crow HearsCrow, Darlene Kascak, Angela Klingler, Sebastian Lockwood, Papa Joe Gaudet, and Simon Brooks as the MC. In addition to hearing stories, there will also be a discussion that touches on ideas about what Native American stories are appropriate to tell, as well as when, where,why, and how to tell them. There may also be an opportunity for you to share a traditional Native American lesson story, if you have one prepared to share.

The Festival takes place each year on the first Saturday in February, during the heart of the winter storytelling season. In this, its 5th year the Dawnland Storyfest is changing homes. Formerly held at the Mariposa Museum & Cultural Center in Peterborough, NH, starting this year, the Dawnland Storyfest will now be held at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner, NH. The very modest admission fee for this event is $5.50. Free admission for Native Americans.

Please note: The Dawnland StoryFest is geared toward adults, including young adults, who are interested in Native American Storytelling traditions. This event is not really suitable for young children as there will be no specifically child-oriented activities - or childcare - provided during this one-day storytelling conference and festival.

Contact Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum for more info.

Job Lane House (photo: Bedford Citizen)

Job Lane House (photo: Bedford Citizen)

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - Native American Storytelling concert for the Friends of Job Lane House (Bedford, MA) Annual Meeting. 3 p.m. (private)

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PRESENT the 17th annual

Woods, Water, & Wildlife Festival!

AUGUST 10, 2019 1:30 pm

Back for her 2nd year at this festival, Anne will be sharing traditional Northeastern Native American Stories at 1:30 p.m.  

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