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Item 82099

Title: Champlain Society Records and Yacht Log, Mount Desert Island, 1881

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society

Date: 1881

Location: Mount Desert Island

Media: ink on paper

Item 25023

Title: Mt. Desert Island from Islesford, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library

Date: circa 1915

Location: Bar Harbor; Cranberry Isles

Media: Postcard

Item 22223

Title: Mt. Desert High School, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum

Date: circa 1950

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

Preble House, Great Cranberry Island, ca. 1895

Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.

Exhibit

West W. Cooper, Union, 1861

For the Union: Civil War Deaths

More than 9,000 Maine soldiers and sailors died during the Civil War while serving with Union forces. This exhibit tells the stories of a few of those men.

Exhibit

Samoset Hotel, Rockland, ca. 1930

Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.

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Site

Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, ca.1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature

Highlights from the history of what is perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Maine. The site was created by a partnership between MDI High School, Mount Desert Elementary School, and a number of supporting organizations: Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Historical Society, the Jesup Memorial Library, Great Harbor Maritime Museum, and the Maine Granite Industry Historical Society. Exhibits cover Northeast Harbor, the Granite industry, Bar Harbor’s Building of Arts, the Green Mountain Railway, the Bryants and the Rockefellers, and steamboats.

Site

Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.

Site

Village of Somesville, ca. 1918

Mount Desert Island Historical Society

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