Photo of Sarah Farmer The Sarah Farmer Peace Award has been presented annually, beginning in 2005, an outcome of the extensive efforts surrounding the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty. It is given by the Bahá'í Community of the Greater Seacoast Region to recognize the contributions of area individuals and groups who take effective local action to promote peace and understanding among members of the human family. The Award is named in honor of Sarah Jane Farmer, a turn-of-the century peace heroine, who was born in Dover, NH in 1847. She founded the Green Acre Conferences in Eliot where the first known peace flag in the world was hoisted in 1894, and where that tradition continues today.
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