Keywords: Nature Clubs
Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: 1883 Location: Northeast Harbor Media: Bound book, ink on paper
Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: 1881 Location: Mount Desert Island Media: Ink on paper with photographs
In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.
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.
In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.
Club, visited Portland in July 1925 for the annual convention. Many guests arrived over the weekend by train at the Grand Trunk Station on India…