The Second Annual Dawnlands StoryFest will be held at the Mariposa Museum (Peterborough, NH) on Feb. 6 from noon until 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Hosted by the Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center, Dawnlands StoryFest is organized and presented by the New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance. Dawnlands is the only story circle in New Hampshire dedicated to sharing the stories of the region’s indigenous people.
The festival takes its name from the Algonquin word Wbanahkik [W8banakik], or Dawn Land, which was the name the Algonquin-speaking Abenaki people gave to New England, Quebec, and the Canadian Maritimes. The name Abenaki means People of the Dawn Land.
Full details at the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript.
Photo: John Bear Mitchell, Penobscot storyteller, from the Sun Journal.