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Historical Items

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Item 15288

Town of Eden vault door, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Fire Department Date: circa 1900 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Metal

Item 19200

School House, West Eden, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1920 Location: West Eden; Town Hill Media: Postcard

Item 23947

Bar Harbor from the air, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1930 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard


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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.


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.


Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Division of MDI Begins

of Mount Desert into two towns and incorporating Eden as a separate town. The first church was started in 1792.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 1 of 3

of occupations, as it began in the Garden of Eden. Aurora Grange, 1910Item Contributed byStrong Historical Society Local Granges, called…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Savage Family of Mount Desert

… its first white settlers the Higgins, Thomas, and Eden families. Somesville and mid-island, with the extended Pray, Somes, Richardson, and Higgins…