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About Acadia’s Centennial

Celebrate our past – Inspire our future!

July 8, 2016 will mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of Acadia National Park. Throughout 2016, all who love Acadia will come together for a yearlong, community-based, world-welcoming celebration of the Acadia Centennial.

We may celebrate through quiet contemplation of the history of life traced in an Acadia tide pool or through reverence for our radiant home galaxy arced across the Acadia night sky. All who love this place have known our better selves in such moments.

We may celebrate through community, by coming together for events featuring music, art, theater, science, history, discussion, and volunteer work inspired by the Acadia Centennial. All who love this place can feel that bond.

We will celebrate by looking back, honoring those who gave their lands and their labor to create Acadia National Park; and we will celebrate by looking ahead, working together to ensure a vibrant future for this remarkable place.

Acadia’s centennial celebration embraces everyone, everywhere, who treasures this conserved landscape and feels or wishes to develop a bond with Acadia National Park. The celebration is the joint project of hundreds of nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals—the Acadia Centennial Partners (ACPs)—each celebrating their own bond with Acadia through their own programs, projects, and products. We are a rich variety of individual voices, including:

Artists
Art Associations
Art Galleries
Arts Commissions
Banks
Bed & Breakfasts
Boat Builders
Boat Associations
Broadcasters
Businesses
Camps for Kids
Chambers of Commerce
Churches
Chorales
Cities
Colleges
Contractors
Community Centers
Exploratoriums
Festivals
Friends Groups
Foundations
Gardens
Garden Groups
Hiking Clubs
Historical Societies
Housing Trusts
Inns
Individuals
Laboratories
Land Conservationists
Land Trusts
Libraries
Magazines
Musicians
Museums
Neighborhoods Groups
Newspapers
Painters
Photographers
Poets
Restaurants
Schools
Theaters
Transportation Companies
Universities
Wildlife Sanctuaries
Writers
Youth Organizations

Plus, of course, a National Park.

And we are, through love for and commitment to Acadia, a community. We hope that you will join us in 2016 to celebrate the past and future of one of the great achievements of conservation.

 

Learn more:

History of Acadia’s founding »
Celebrate With Us! Your guide to the Acadia Centennial celebration »
About the Acadia Centennial logo »
Acadia Centennial News »
Media Resources »
About the 2016 National Park Service Centennial »