I am Jack Russell. That’s all. I serve on the Friends of Acadia board and am the co-chair, with Cookie Horner, of the Acadia Centennial Task Force, but here I act as an individual.
I will contribute to the Acadia Centennial as an individual ACP through the following efforts:
- Develop and deliver an 8-week Acadia Senior College Course on Acadian Passages: The History of Acadia National Park during the Winter and Fall Semesters of 2016;
- Prepare and present, with Cookie Horner, an Acadia Senior College Food for Thought luncheon talk on November 20th, 2015 to preview the 2016 Centennial and some of the issues that will be discussed during the year;
- Offer a lecture, Acadian Passages: Perspectives on the History of Our Park, as part of the Blue Hill Heritage Trust/Downeast Audubon spring lecture series in Blue Hill;
- Team with artist Liddy Hubbell in “Pen, Paint and Prose in Acadia” a one-hour PowerPoint show and exhibit bending images and language that explore and appreciate our park, to be offered, if wanted, at MDI libraries in 2016;
- Perform with artist Judy Taylor in “The CCC Contribution to Acadia” a one-hour PowerPoint show inspired by Judy’s Trail Workers to be reprised as part of an MDI lecture series in 2016;
- Donate the Judy Taylor painting Trail Workers to COA to be hung first as part of the recreated George B. Dorr Office at the Dorr Museum and then, permanently, at Gates Auditorium. A brief unveiling ceremony will honor the families of all those whose labor helped build ANP during the last 100 years;
- Organize an “Acadia Authors Night” at the College of the Atlantic (Gates) in which 8-10 authors who have written about Acadia introduce and read a passage from their works, to be combined with a book signings and reception;
- Organize The First Celebration, an August 22nd 2016 reprise of the August 22nd 1916 celebration of the founding of Sieur de Monts National Monument (which became Acadia). The original celebration was at the now-gone Building of the Arts. The 2016 reprise will be at St. Saviour’s Church in Bar Harbor.
- Present “13.8 Billion Years in 400 Seconds: A Natural History of Acadia” a Pecha Kucha live performance of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each at a Pecha Kucha MDI event in 2016.
- Organize Inspire Our Future, the dedication of the Acadia Bicentennial Time Capsule we will leave for those who will organize the 2116 Bicentennial. The dedication will be at The Criterion Theater on Saturday, December 10th, 2016.
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