Acting Out Bible Stories, Camp Lanier

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Acting Out Bible Stories, Camp Lanier

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At Camp Sidney Lanier in Eliot, campers acted out Bible dramas written by Sidney Lanier Jr. (1870-1918) every Sunday in the woods. Lanier, using ideas developed by his father, poet Sidney Lanier Sr. (1870-1918), attempted to teach children the "art of living." They participated in a strict routine of music, crafts, nature study, and other activities. Children went through a hierarchy of types of social organization to reach the highest form, which was spiritual and represented by farm and home.

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  • Title: Acting Out Bible Stories, Camp Lanier
  • Creator: Lanier Camp
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Town: Eliot
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photoprint
  • Dimensions: 8 cm x 13.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1018, Ser. 1, Box 2, Env. 2
  • Collection: Lanier Camp (Eliot, Me.) papers
  • Object Type: Image

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