Acadia Centennial events heat up

BAR HARBOR — In celebration of Acadia’s Centennial, the National Park Service (NPS) and other Acadia Centennial Partners will host a variety of programs and activities throughout May.

Among them are the new “People of the First Light” exhibit at the Abbe Museum, the interactive “Auto Wars: Then & Now” exhibit at the Seal Cove Auto Museum, park-inspired music by the Acadia Choral Society and a other events celebrating the visual arts.

Also in May, TEDxDirigo, a conference series dedicated to innovation and creativity, will present “Ebb and Flow,” which will feature scientists, artists, writers and adventurers discussing how the human and physical landscape have influenced one another in and around Acadia National Park.

In Winter Harbor, the NPS and Schoodic Institute will host activities for all ages at the International Migratory Bird Day combined with National Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, May 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. Acadia Centennial Partners also will host various walks, activities and discussions as part of International Migratory Bird Day.

The Jordan Pond House will open on May 18, and Sieur de Monts Nature Center will open weekends beginning May 7. The nature center will feature a new centennial exhibit about climate science in Acadia.

For a complete list of Acadia Centennial events and activities, visit



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