Fall PechaKucha focuses on Acadia

BAR HARBOR — PechaKucha MDI (PKMDI) Night will be presented at The Criterion Theatre on Friday, Sept. 30, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. by The Abbe Museum, Southwest Harbor Public Library and Northeast Harbor Library.

This event features a series of presentations celebrating Acadia National Park on its 100th birthday. The event is free and open to the public.

“PechaKucha events are always surprising and entertaining,” said Lisa Murray, Southwest Harbor librarian and PKMDI organizer. “It’s not just about learning, it’s about meeting people in our community and gaining some insight into their lives. I walk away at the end of the night inspired, impressed and brimming with knowledge. Our community is full of talent and passion!”

In the usual PechaKucha format, each presenter is allotted 20 slides, advanced automatically every 20 seconds. The presentations revolve around Acadia National Park’s Centennial Celebration and will include hiking Acadia’s 10 highest peaks, natural history, traffic issues then and now, and a behind the scenes look at the search and rescue team.

A special free centennial ticket will be required to enter the event, which you can pick up in advance at the Abbe Museum, Northeast Harbor Library or Southwest Harbor Public Library. You also can get tickets the night of the event. The box office will open at 4:30 p.m. Concession stands will be open during the event.

PKMDI is held three times a year at to-be-determined venues all over Mount Desert Island. Visit and

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