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Centennial of First Acadia Celebration

Building of the Arts. NPS/Archive photo.
Date: Monday Aug 22, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


The first big community celebration of the conservation of Acadia was convened on 8/22/1916 at the elegant Building of the Arts near the Kebo Golf Course. The program featured historic speeches by President Eliot, George B. Dorr, and eminent islander Luere Babson Deasy. On 8/22/2016, St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church and Friends of Acadia will reprise this celebration on its 100th anniversary. Direct descendants of Eliot and Deasy, Mr. Dorr’s biographer, Steve Katona as Dr. Mayer, and St. Saviour’s pastor Tim Fleck as Bishop Lawrence will offer the historic speeches. The current Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations will also present ANP Superintendent Kevin Schneider with the deed to a two-acre land parcel near Seawall Campground, the final contribution in a century of land donations. The Kelley Farm Five will perform the Acadia Waltz before a reception in the church garden. Starting at 1:30 PM before the program, Andrea Horner, great-granddaughter of Judge Deasy, will play airs from the 1916 era and a slide show will offer images of the 1916 event and the principals.

Location: St. Saviour's Episcopal Church, Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor
Contact Name: Diane Ingalls Zito
Contact Phone #: (207) 669-8256
Event Sponsor(s): St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church 

This is a free event.

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