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Historical Items

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Item 78869

Vista with a four-masted schooner, Southwest Harbor, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Location: Southwest Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 19214

Windjammer Off the Coast of Mount Desert Island

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photograph Postcard

Item 23941

Baker Island Light, off Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1940 Location: Cranberry Isles Media: Postcard

Online Exhibits

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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.


Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.


State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Welcome and Introduction

Photo by W.H. 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…

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Mount Desert Island Historical Society

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