Commemorative Event

Celebration of the Centenary of ‘Abdul-Bahá’s Visit to Philadelphia

Temple University's Center for Performing Arts
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Temple University's Center for Performing Arts
1913 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

More than 200 people joined in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Master’s visit to Philadelphia. Temple University’s Performing Arts Center rang with music by such performers as Eric Dozier, JB Eckl, a children’s choir and many others; dramatic narrative; and contemplative devotions. Dozens of people pitched in on the preparations, according to a pictorial blog prepared for the event (

A celebration picnic followed at the Philadelphia Regional Bahá’í Center, and the next day the Center was the jumping-off point for a tour of places ‘Abdu’l-Bahá visited, including the former Baptist Temple, a former Unitarian church and the home of early Bahá’í Mary J. Revell.