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Map of Mount Desert Island, Miane, and surroundings in historical style.
We Are Stewards of History
We Are Stewards of History

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

Where Our History is Housed
Where Our History is Housed

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.

A Map of Mount Desert Island (DA)
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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.

Carter’s Real Estate

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.

And thank you to all our digital access sponsors.
We’re a non-profit that depends on donations to stay online and thriving. To become a sponsor or to learn more contact us.