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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

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Map of Mount Desert Island, Miane, and surroundings in historical style.

(Luther S. Phillips, “A Map of Mount Desert Island,” Northeast Harbor Library)

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.

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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.

Thank you Swan Agency Real Estate for sponsoring the History Trust digital archive during the month of August! Swan Agency knows that history is an important resource, and that the History Trust digital archive offers everyone free access to records, photographs, and documents held by our members.
To become a sponsor or to learn more contact info@historytrust.org