We are institutions that have joined together to preserve and share historical collections of the Mount Desert Island region of coastal Maine.


Each Governing Member has one primary, and an alternate, representative who serves on the Trust’s Governing Council.

Bar Harbor Historical Society
Earl Brechlin, primary; Carolyn Rapkievian, alternate
barharborhistorical.org ⇗

Bar Harbor Village Improvement Association
Kathy MacLeod, primary; Jeff Dobbs, alternate
barharborvia.org ⇗

College of the Atlantic
Hannah Stevens, primary; Jane Hultberg, alternate
coa.edu ⇗

Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
Phil Whitney, primary; vacant, alternate
gcihs.org ⇗

Great Harbor Maritime Museum
Willie Granston, primary; Sydney Rockefeller, alternate
facebook.com/greatharbormaritimemuseum ⇗

Islesford Historical Society
Christine Sandberg, primary; Gail Grandgent, alternate
islesfordhistory.org

Jesup Memorial Library
Ruth Eveland, primary; Michael Hastings, alternate
jesuplibrary.org ⇗

Maine Seacoast Mission
Ann Halkett, primary; John Zavodny, alternate
seacoastmission.org ⇗

Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Pauline Angione, primary; Raney Bench, alternate
mdihistory.org ⇗

Seal Cove Auto Museum
Tim Weiss, primary; Lori Aronson, alternate
sealcoveautomuseum.org ⇗

Southwest Harbor Historical Society
Patty Pinkham, primary; Anne Welles, alternate
swhhs.org ⇗

Tremont Historical Society
Helene Tuchman, primary; Callie Gothard, alternate
tremontmainehistory.us ⇗

We welcome other institutions located in communities adjacent to Blue Hill and Frenchman bays that hold collections related to Mount Desert Island. Individuals and organizations that simply wish to support our work are encouraged to join us as affiliate members.

Governing Council Officers

Four elected officers serve as the Executive Committee of the Governing Council.

  • Chair, Ruth Eveland
  • Vice-Chair (vacant)
  • Secretary, Raney Bench
  • Treasurer, Christine Sandberg

Photo: “Green Mountain Railway Tracks and Station Stereograph,” Mount Desert Island Historical Society, …view item »