Explore our region’s historical collections

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

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

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

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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.