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‘Abdu’l-Bahá Visits the Bahá’í Hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin

September 15, 1912
'Abdu'l-Baha Visits the Baha'i Hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Baha'i Hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin Kenosha, WI

THE Bahá’í Community of Kenosha, Wisconsin, was one of the earliest in North America, having been established in the 1890s. It … was probably the only working-class Bahá’í community in America at that time.” ***

‘Abdu’l-Bahá arrived in Kenosha on Sunday afternoon, September 15, 1912. He was taken to the Bahá’í Hall, where he had a meeting with the Kenosha Bahá’ís. He spoke on Bahá’u’lláh’s imprisonment and blessed the children. He was seated in the ceremonial chair which, at Bahá’í meetings, had always been left empty in his honor.”
— Quotations above come from pages 1 and 24 of “History of the Kenosha Bahá’í Community” from the book, “Community Histories”, volume 6.

On 15 September 1912 ‘Abdu’l-Bahá exits car at Bahá’í Hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin while Mr. Bernard Jacobson thanks the driver.