Cinnamon Caitlin-Legutko who had been the CEO of the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor for 10 years is leaving for a position as the Executive Director of the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Illinois.

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Under her leadership, the Museum significantly advanced its mission of inspiring new learning about the Wabanaki nations with every visit through many accomplishments including the People of the First Light exhibition, the Abbe Museum Indian Market and the Museum Decolonization Institute.

Chris Sockalexis, the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Abbe said in a press release "Cinnamon has been an exceptional CEO and leader of the Abbe Museum. During her tenure she has worked with the Wabanaki communities to build important relationships that have created a space in which the Abbe's mission for a decolonized museum can be fully realized in the years ahead. Over her 10 years at the Museum, Cinnamon has played a critical role in the development and success of the Abbe, and while we will miss her and her inspiring leadership, we are excited that she will bring her talents and leadership to Illinois."

The Abbe Museum Board of Trustees is currently in the process of naming an interim leader for the organization.