Ministering the Gift pageant, Silver Bay, NY
“Ministering of the Gift” pageant, Silver Bay, New York, 1913. Collection Barbara T. Martin
A second performance of the pageant took place on June 25, 1913, at the Silver Bay Conference Center of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) on the shores of Lake George, New York. Note the visible presence of the American flag; this was entirely consistent with the sense of Christian citizenship that informed the original script. An interdenominational training site and conference center, Silver Bay hosted frequent national and regional gatherings of the YMCA, YWCA, Christian missionary groups, Boy Scouts of America, and a broad spectrum of evangelical Protestant churches and organizations.
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