Exhibition: The Advent of Green Acre, A Bahá'í Center of Learning
July 2, 2021
Portland, Maine: Maine Memory Network is Maine's online digital museum, administered by the Maine Historical Society with over 270 Contributing Partner institutions. One of the first Maine Memory Network Contributing Partners, The Eliot Bahá'í Archives has 57 items and 1 exhibit featured online.
The Advent of Green Acre, A Bahá'í Center of Learning: Selections from the Eliot Bahá'í Archives is a new MHS exhibition from July 7 to October 2, 2021. Featured in the Shettleworth Gallery, it highlights these collections that preserve the fascinating history relating to Green Acre, which continues operating today in Eliot, Maine.
In 1894, Sarah Jane Farmer established the Green Acre conferences. Lecturers discussed peace, world religions, health, freedom, and social justice topics. In a life-changing experience, she traveled to Palestine in 1900 to meet 'Abdu'l-Bahá, imprisoned leader of the Bahá'í Faith. She subsequently converted to the religion and infused the conferences with Bahá'í teachings that eventually transformed Green Acre into a Bahá'í Center of Learning.
Also on exhibit in the MHS main Gallery through December 31, 2021, is Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine which explores deep historical roots of contemporary social justice issues in the state.
Scheduling Exhibit Visits to the MHS Museum Galleries:
Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 10AM - 4PM through advance ticketing. Walk-ins, via the MHS Museum Store, are subject to availability.
Cost: Free Adult/Youth MHS members, children under six; $10 per Adult non-member.
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