Keywords: Boom Island
The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?
For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.
After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.
1925Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Island stores received regular supplies from the mainland, and as many as two operated in…
… summer “cottages.” By 1890, the cottage-building boom had transformed Bar Harbor. It outdid the rest of the island in the number and sheer opulence…
Contributing to that boom were the quarries of Mount Desert Island. Indeed, one of its villages was founded and existed to supply the nation with…