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Champlain Society Meeting Records, Mount Desert Island, 1882-1883

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: 1882 - 1883 Location: Northeast Harbor Media: Bound book, Ink on paper

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

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

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Hall Quarry Schoolhouse and Children

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: 1905 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print


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Designing Acadia

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.


400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.


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.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Original Mount Desert Island Pilot Project (2006)

Student narrative history of Mount Desert Island. Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators By: Willie Granston The Granite Industry By: Mark…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - A Short History of Mount Desert Island

… Introduction Granite mountains, Mount Desert, 1837The granite mountains of Mount Desert Island have been a landmark to voyagers for 10,000…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Welcome and Introduction

Ballard, circa 1940. X The history of Mount Desert Island, as seen through the lens of the Maine Memory Network, has been a work in progress…