BAR HARBOR - The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor is now an official affiliate of a world renown location.
It received notice that it will become a long-term partner with The Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.
The partnership will provide The Abbe Museum with access to The Smithsonian's many resources like it's 136-million object collection, traveling exhibits, and many more.
The museum, which celebrates Maine's native American history and culture, is the first institution in Maine to earn this honor.
The Smithsonian's first traveling exhibit, IndiVisible, which shows the mixed heritage of African American and native American history, will open at the end of May.