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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 coastal Maine’s Acadia region and to share them with the general public, students, community historians, and academic researchers.

Thank you Knowles Company, our Lead Sponsor for digital access during November! The Knowles Company 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.