Centennial leaders to reflect, look forward

BAR HARBOR — Four leaders of the Acadia Centennial Task Force will look back on this centennial year and forward to Acadia National Park’s next 100 years when they visit the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.

Kevin Schneider, superintendent of Acadia National Park; Lynne Dominy, chief of interpretation at Acadia National Park; Cookie Horner, Friends of Acadia board member and co-chair of the Acadia Centennial Task Force; and Jack Russell, Friends of Acadia board member and co-chair of the Acadia Centennial Task Force will reflect on what Acadia National Park and the surrounding communities have achieved in 2016. They also will highlight the different programs that touched on the centennial themes of art, music, science, youth, history and literature. They also will honor the 450 Acadia Centennial partners who helped create the celebration.

As the centennial year concludes, the speakers will consider how this yearlong event may help inspire future stewardship of Acadia as plans are made for the next 100 years, plans that must account for both increased visitation rates and the effects of climate change.

This is the final event in the centennial year and the last event in the Jesup’s 2016 Cadillac Mountain Sports Speaker Series. At the end of the evening, a winner will be chosen for the series raffle, which will feature a bundle of books written by authors featured during the series and a $50 gift certificate to Cadillac Mountain Sports. To be eligible to win, you must have filled out a raffle ticket at one of the Jesup’s CMS Speaker Series events before the drawing takes place.

Contact the Jesup at 288-4245.

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