History, Tradition, Performance
Marge Bruchac - Recent Music & Storytelling Performances

(partial list out of more than 500 performances and more than 300 lectures)

• November 7, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2012. Performances (in character as "Molly Geet") of "Giving Thanks: Algonkian Indian Traditions" and "Talk With the Indian Doctress" for Thanksgiving week programs at Old Sturbridge Village Museum, Sturbridge, MA. 
• October 17, 2012. "Giving Thanks: Algonkian Indian Songs & Stories." Shelburne Grange, Shelburne, MA.
• October 13, 2012. "Revisiting Native American History in the Deerfield River Valley." Hilltowns History Conference and Fair. Colrain, MA.
• October 11, 2012. "Dreaming Again: Revisiting the Valley's Native History." MN Spear Library, Shutesbury, MA.
• September 22, 2012. "Pocumtuck Walking Tour." Historical talk for Associate Professor Lisa Brooks of Amherst College, Deerfield, MA.
• July 9, 2012. "In  Search of the Indian Doctress: Rhoda Rhoades of Indian Hollow." Historical talk for Chesterfield's 250th Anniversary, Chesterfield, MA.
- See Article: "Chesterfield Shines a Light on Famous Resident, Indian Hollow History."
• March 3-4, 10-11, 2012. Performances (in character as "Molly Geet") of "Maple Sugaring Stories" and "Fur Mittens and Wooden Snowshoes: Algonkian Indian Winter Fashions" for "Maple Days" at Old Sturbridge Village Museum, Sturbridge, MA.
- See OSV video: "Maple Days at Old Sturbridge Village"

• November 24-26, 2011 (also in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 and 1999). Performances (in character as "Molly Geet") of “Giving Thanks: Algonkian Indian Traditions” and “Talk With the Indian Doctress” at Old Sturbridge Village Museum, Sturbridge, MA.
- See Press Release: "Thanksgiving 1830s-style at Old Sturbridge Village"
- See OSV video: "Walk With the Indian Doctress"
• August 15, 2011. "Algonkian Songs and Stories" for the Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society, at the Strand Theater, Schroon Lake, NY.
- See Flyer: "Algonkian Songs and Stories"
• July 23, 2011. "The Sadoques Family of Keene, NH: Abenaki Artisans and Entrepreneurs." Historical talk for the Hopkinton Historical Society, Hopkinton, NH.
- See Siobhan Senier article: "Indigenous New England Literature"
• Spring 2011. Voice recording for interpretations of colonial-era Native American clothing for American Centuries Dress-up, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, MA.
• March 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 2011 (also in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003). Performances (in character as "Molly Geet") of "Maple Sugaring Stories" and "Fur Mittens and Wooden Snowshoes: Algonkian Indian Winter Fashions" for "Maple Days" at Old Sturbridge Village Museum, Sturbridge, MA. 
- See Marge Bruchac article: "In Search of the Indian Doctress"
• March 4, 2011. "From Kwineticook to Quabbin: Native People in West-central Massachusetts." Historical talk for Town of Shutesbury 250th Anniversary Events, Shutesbury, MA. 
• August 28, 2010 (also in 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006). "Welcome to Ndakinna." Performance for Northfield Mount Hermon School, Northfield, MA.
• August 19, 2010. "Abenaki Songs and Stories." Performance for Mohegan Cultural Week, Mohegan Tribe, Fort Shantok, Uncasville, CT.
• May 1, 2010. “Connecting the World in Story." Performance for symposium at the School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT.
• October 3-4, 2009. Storytelling and singing with "The Dawnland Singers" (also in 2008 and 2007) at the "Saratoga Native American Festival" at Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY.
- See 2007 Saratoga Native American Festival Program Guide.

July 11-12, 2009. "Hand in Hand." "Champlain Quadricentennial Celebration" in Burlington, VT.
• May 8, 2009. "Abenaki Oral Traditions." Putney Central School, Putney, VT.
• February 28, 2009. "Queen City Radio Hour." Vermont Public Radio, Burlington, VT.
- See Marlboro College publicity: "Queen City Radio Hour"
October 12, 2008. "Abenaki Songs and Stories of Waterways." "Maritime Storytelling Festival" at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT.
August 2, 2008. "Abenaki Songs, Stories, and Dances." "Champlain Valley Folk Festival" at Kingsland Bay State Park, Ferrisburgh, VT.
• June 28-29, 2008 (also in 2000 and 1998). “Hand in Hand: Abenaki Songs and Stories.” "Old Songs Festival" at Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, NY. 
June 22, 2008. “W’Abenaki Dancers.” "Vermont History Expo" at Tunbridge Fairgrounds, VT. 
• June 13-15, 2008 (also in 2003 and 1998). “Hand in Hand: Abenaki Songs and Stories.” "Mystic Seaport Museum Sea Music Festival" at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT.
• March 22, 2008. "Continuing Algonkian Histories." Ndakinna Education Center, Greenfield Center, NY.
- See Press Release: "Continuing Algonkian Histories."
• February 29 and March 1, 2008 (also in 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, and 2003). "Walking Tour of Pocumtuck Homeland." 1704 Commemoration, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association and Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA.
- See Jeremy Dirac article: "A Dark Time in Deerfield History"
- See Katherine Grandjean article: "1704 Colonial Encampment Weekend."
- See Steve Pfarrer article: "The Legend Survived but the Truth was Massacred"
• November 25, 2007 (also in 2006, 2003, and 2000). “Hand in Hand: Abenaki Songs and Stories.” "Native American Storytelling Festival - Nudat’logun" at the Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington, CT.
• June 16-17, 2007 (also in 2005). “First Peoples’ Festival” produced by Terres en vues, Land InSights, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
• December 1, 2006. “Abenaki Words and Songs.” “Native Voices, Native Homelands: An Evening of Native American Poetry and Music” produced by Gedakina at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
• May 26, 2006 (also in 2005, 2004, 2002 and 2001). “Abenaki Heritage Celebration,” St. Francis Sokoki Band, Abenaki Nation at Missisquoi, Swanton, VT.

Museum Hosts for Historical Talks Include:
Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Brookside Museum, Saratoga County Historical Society, Ballston Spa, NY
Fort at Number Four, Charlestown, NH
Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, NY
Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA
Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Mashantucket, CT
Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, MA
Rogers Island Visitor’s Center, Fort Edward, NY 
Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MA
Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester, MA

This is a partial list of venues. Check for periodic updates.
Contact Marge Bruchac by phone at (413) 584-2195 or by email at maligeet@earthlink.net.

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