Keywords: Mt. Desert
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1940–1944 Location: Mount Desert Client: Town of Mount Desert Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1999–2000 Location: Mount Desert Client: Town of Mount Desert Architect: Patrick Chasse; Landscape Design Associates
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.
During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.
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.
Wartime on Mt. Desert Island Wartime did not pass MDI by. Many of the local men fought in the Revolutionary War and MDI continued to be represented…
Early Years on Mt. Desert Island Higgins Saw Mill, Somesville, 1890 Higgins Saw Mill which is believed to have been located in Somesville.Item…