The first glimmers of spring are apparent in Maine and the celebrations leading up to Acadia National Park’s Centennial continue all month.
The yearlong celebration of the Acadia National Park Centennial involves more than three hundred Acadia Centennial Partners, working together to put on a community-based, world welcome. March is Women’s History Month, and the Southwest Harbor Public Library will host a month-long exhibit of Acadia-themed artworks by women with an artists’ reception on Tuesday, March 8. March is also the last month for the Maine Arts Commission’s Acadia Centennial art show at the Maine State Capitol in Augusta.
Looking ahead to the month of April, highlights include an April 7 launch party for Creating Acadia National Park by Ronald H. Epp, the ground-breaking new biography of park founder George B. Dorr. April 16 is the start of the “Centennial Edition” Acadia Quest, an experiential scavenger hunt for kids, teens, and their families, along with a new “Digital Quest.” On April 19, 21, and 26, there will be three successive talks on the geology, history, and wildlife of Acadia co-sponsored by Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Blue Hill Public Library, and Downeast Audubon. On April 30, two new museum exhibits open that examine Acadia’s past from different angles: Auto Wars: Then and Now at the Seal Cove Auto Museum and People of the First Light at the Abbe Museum.
Visit the Acadia Centennial website to see a calendar of 2016 events.
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