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.
In addition to the Shettleworth Gallery installation, viewers can access an online component on Maine Memory Network mainememory.net/exhibits/Green_Acre_Bahai.
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.