The Advent of Green Acre, A Bahá’í Center of Learning

The Eliot Bahá’í Archives preserves history relating to Green Acre, a Bahá’í Center for Learning. Sarah Jane Farmer established the Green Acre conferences in Eliot, Maine in 1894. Lecturers discussed peace, world religions, health, freedom, and social justice topics. A 1900 meeting in Palestine with ‘Abdu’l-Baha, the imprisoned leader of the Baha’i Faith, changed Farmer’s life. Afterward, she established Green Acre, which became a Baha’i Center of Learning that continues to operate today. On view through October 2, 2021. This exhibition is online and in-person through a timed ticket process. Make your reservation at