EAC’s popular Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center will return this winter with a lively lineup of performances and talks running weekly from January 8 to April 30 (skipping Easter Sunday), in the Center’s cozy downstairs Washington Street Gallery, amidst rotating exhibitions. The series will begin with a talk by Passamaquoddy Historical Preservation Officer Donald Soctomah, on Tribal Place Names Around Passamaquoddy Bay, at 3 pm, Sunday, January 8.
Donald Soctomah (born 1955) is a Passamaquoddy Native American author, filmmaker, historian, and politician. He serves as the tribal historic preservation officer for the Passamaquoddy tribe, where he works with both the U.S. and Canadian governments on the protection of culturally significant sites, artifacts and knowledge. Soctomah has written several award winning books about Passamaquoddy history, as well as a children’s book, Remember Me: Tomah Joseph’s Gift to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and The Canoe Maker.
He appeared on the PBS reality show Colonial House, which premiered in 2004 and was filmed on Passamaquoddy land. Soctomah has also appeared in several films about the history and legends of his tribe, including some made for National Public Television, Maine Public Television, Canadian Broadcasting, Animal Planet and several other networks. A scheduled film release in 2023 with National Public Television titled “Native America” will feature the Passamaquoddy Tribe in the Land Back Movement and the World’s Oldest Field Recordings on wax cylinders.
Find more information and the rest of the Sunday series schedule here: https://eastportartscenter.org/consti…/the-concert-series/.
Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport. The EAC abides by the State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines. Additionally, at this time, the EAC recommends that people wear masks when in our building.