What a fantastic celebration of Free Acres!

Over the weekend of July 24th and 25th, we had more than 300 guests, both adults and children, ranging from current residents to real old-timers take part in the Centennial weekend!

If you have any questions, contact Cheryl Venter, the Centennial Committee Chairperson, at mail@venter.com.

This is what took place.

Saturday, July 24th
  • 9:00 – 11:30 Registration at the Farm House Tent
Continental Breakfast at the Centennial Tent (on tennis court)
  • 9:00 – 1:00 Free Acres History at the Farm House
Interactive Map
Hands-on Archive Materials
Will Crawford Exhibition
Marionette Exhibition
Free Acres Artists, Writers and Activists
Free Acres Quilt / Special Raffle Items
  • 9:00 – 1:00 Oral History Interview Booth at the Centennial Tent Booth
Noon Ringing of Bell
Town Proclamation on the Farm House Lawn
Welcome Speech
Inauguration of Fujiko Nakaya Fog Sculpture
  • 1:00 – 3:30 Community as Museum: Gershon Benjamin at the Centennial Tent
Meet at Tent for Walking Tour
“Selected Works on Paper” Exhibition at the Benjamin Cottage 328 Emerson Lane
  • 2:00 Scavenger Hunt (ages 5 – 18) – Farm House Tent
  • 3:00 – 5:30 Open Houses See list at the Farm House Tent
Free Acres History at the Farm House
Lunch at the Centennial Tent
  • 6:00 Centennial Group Picture at the Sycamore Tree
Announcement of Winner of Scavenger Hunt
  • 6:30 Dinner Centennial Tent
Birthday Cake at the Centennial Tent
Handbell performance at the Centennial Tent
Centennial Chorus Singalong at the Centennial Tent
Voices of Free Acres Film Screening at the Centennial Tent
  • 8:30 Bonfire on the Meadow (depending on rain/drought)
  • 9:30 Ugetsu, Nakaya-Whitman Performance on the Farm House Lawn

Sunday, July 25th
  • 8:00 – 10:30 Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Breene Family at Camp Riverbend, 116 Hillcrest Road, Warren
  • 9:15-10:15 Henry George's Single-Tax Idea: Then and Now at Camp Riverbend
Panel: Ariel Bierbaum, Marty Bierbaum, Joe Romano
  • 11:00 Boat Float (kids of all ages) at the Pool
  • 11:00 – 12:30 Historical Tour with Joe Romano at the Centennial Tent
  • 11:00 – 12:30 Free Acres History at the Farm House
Oral History Interview Booth at the Centennial Tent
11:00 – 3:00 Gershon Benjamin: Selected Works on Paper at the Benjamin Cottage,
328 Emerson Lane
  • 1:00 Raffle Drawing and Boat Launch at the Pool

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