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Acadia Day at Fenway Park

Acadia Day at Fenway Park

Two of New England’s greatest parks team up on Father’s Day to honor Acadia’s Centennial As a part of this year’s centennial celebration, Friends of Acadia and the Boston Red Sox will host Acadia Day at Fenway Park on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19. This family-focused day will bring more than 100 young people and… Read more »

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Wild Gardens book a testament to perseverance

Wild Gardens book a testament to perseverance

By Earl Brechlin From the Mount Desert Islander, April 27, 2016 BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island’s botanical gem, the Wild Gardens of Acadia, is, ironically, anything but. In collecting and displaying hundreds of plants from every biome on the island in one compact location, those who created and have nurtured this marvelous resource have… Read more »

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Dorr biography illuminates a life of service

Dorr biography illuminates a life of service

By Earl Brechlin From the Mount Desert Islander March 31, 2016 Book Review Without question, Acadia National Park as it is known today would not exist without the tireless work of George Bucknam Dorr. But as his biographer Ron Epp so skillfully reveals in his new book “Creating Acadia National Park, the Biography of George… Read more »

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Exhibit Honors Acadia

Exhibit Honors Acadia

By Anne Kozak From the Mount Desert Islander, March 18, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — The exhibit inspired by Acadia National Park and public and private gardens on Mount Desert Island received The Philadelphia Trophy for best use of color at the prestigious Philadelphia Flower Show, the largest flower show in the United States. This year’s flower show… Read more »

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Study looks at Father of Acadia’s forlorn estate

Study looks at Father of Acadia’s forlorn estate

From the Mount Desert Islander By Dick Broom | January 1, 2016 ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — A “cultural landscape assessment” of the former Bar Harbor estate of George Dorr, a founder of Acadia National Park and its first superintendent, will be conducted to find and inventory remnants of the main house, outbuildings, gardens and other… Read more »

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