With this feature, we continue our series recognizing women of Acadia, both past and present. Here we present two sisters of the Gilded Age juxtaposed with a modern-day scientist. Their stories highlight how women’s roles have changed, yet remind us of the influence summers in Acadia can have on the trajectory of one’s life—and those of others.
WINTER IS MY FAVORITE SEASON IN MAINE. The world is stripped to its barest essentials—nature’s palette is reduced to black, white, and gray; sounds are muted; animals leave traces of their activity in the snow long after they’ve left.
Early on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, rain began to fall. It had been hot, and the warm air held a lot of moisture. Inches of rain fell within a few hours.
Whether you visited Acadia once or many times in 2021, chances are you noted an uptick in the number of visitors in the park. Now, that uptick is quantified: Acadia National Park set a record of 4.07 million estimated visits in 2021.
With this feature, we continue our series recognizing women of Acadia, both past and present. Here we pair Acadia National Park Curator and Cultural Resources and Interpretation Liaison Marie Yarborough with Ardra Tarbell, who served in park administrative roles from 1930 to 1969.
Among the most painted places in Maine, Schoodic Point casts a mighty spell on artists.
Friends of Acadia has long benefited from the talent, energy, and perspective of young people who have served the organization as volunteers, interns, seasonal employees, and participants in programs. In 2019, with the goal of expanding the impact local college students could make on the organization, Friends of Acadia added two visiting student board positions to its Board of Directors.
Changes in climate, when combined with other environmental changes like pollution and invasive species, have altered the park’s forests, lakes, and coasts forever.
With this feature, we begin a series recognizing women of Acadia, both past and present, by introducing their stories in pairs. Although a century might separate some of these women, they share one key trait: having an impact on the health and vibrancy of Acadia National Park. And sometimes, as in this case, they exhibit similar traits of leadership.