'Abdu'l-Bahá's travels


When ‘Abdu’l-Bahá arrived in Kenosha on September 15, 1912, He was taken to the Bahá’í Hall to meet with the friends. He sat in a ceremonial chair that had previously been left empty during gatherings to symbolize His presence. Following the meeting, which was “a divine and joyous festival, the people like heavenly angels of the utmost spirituality, prayerfulness, and gratitude,” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá gave a public address at the Congregational Church and then stayed overnight with the Henry Goodall family before returning to Chicago the following day.

He departed Monday morning, September 16, to return to Chicago, where He moved from Mrs. True’s home to a hotel.