Eliot, Maine -- Green Acre and Sarah Farmer
Green Acre Baha’i Conference Center (right), was founded by Sarah Farmer. In 1904-05 she actively supported peace activities directed at ending the Russo-Japanese War, has played an active role in Treaty remembrances. A week-long conference in 2005 included reenactments of Sarah Farmer’s peace overtures, multicultural musical celebratoins and seminrs exploring the topic: ”Toward a Culture of Peace.” In 2005, Green Acre commemorated the peace-fl ag riasing ceremony attended by members of the Japanese delegation in 2005, and has repeated the ceremony each year since then, to honor Sarah Farmer’s part in the Treaty history. The local Baha’i commuinty has presented the Sarah Farmer Peace Award annually since 2005.
For the history of Green Acre, Sarah Farmer's (fourth from right in picture) peace initiatives and events in 1905, click here.