In creating The History Trust, we took lessons from the founders of the land conservation movement. Particularly, those who recognized the need to protect the exquisite qualities of Mount Desert Island
A one-room schoolhouse, a former country store, a summer cottage, a repurposed fire station, and an iconic village clock—explore structures of our member institutions.
We—our member institutions—collaborate to safeguard historical collections of the Mount Desert Island coastal Maine region and to share them with the general public, students, community historians, and academic researchers.
Thank you Carter’s Real Estate, our Lead Sponsor for digital access during September! Carter’s values free access to local historical records, photographs, and documents held by our members—for everyone.