News about The History Trust and our member organizations.



  • History Trust Highlights, September 2021
    Schoodic Peninsula history, History Trust reception, digital access sponsor, 2021 funding challenge almost complete.
  • History Trust Highlights, August 2021
    Schoodic Peninsula history, History Trust reception, digital access sponsor, 2021 funding challenge almost complete.
  • Local. History. Social.
    You’re invited to August 19 reception to see the work of History Trust member organizations in preserving local history.
  • Pauline Angione Honored
    Pauline Angione is recognized for her substantial contributions to The History Trust and MDI Historical Society with the 2021 Ann Benson Award for Volunteer Excellence. Executive Director Raney Bench summarizes Pauline’s accomplishments in this video clip from the Society’s annual meeting (4 min, 30 sec).
  • History Trust Highlights, July 2021
    History Trust reception invite, Swan Agency lead digital access sponsor, Rales Foundation and Gouldsboro Historical Society contribute July matching funds, and this month’s meeting minutes.
  • History Trust Highlights, June 2021
    Digital exhibit now live, June challenge funding matched, and this month’s meeting minutes.
  • History Trust Highlights, May 2021
    Care and handling of photos workshop, pets in the History Trust digital archive, May funding challenge met, and this month’s meeting minutes.
  • History Trust Highlights, April 2021
    Ruth Moore in the History Trust digital archive, Council “partners,” and this month’s meeting minutes.
  • History Trust Highlights, March 2021
    Two discoveries in the History Trust digital archive, advice for creating members’ digital exhibit, and this month’s meeting minutes.
  • History Trust Highlights, February 2021
    Cadillac Mtn. road in 1930s, History Trust receives IRS status, and this month’s meeting minutes.
  • History Trust Highlights, January 2021
    History Trust lessons from land conservation movement, process to develop online exhibit, and this month’s meeting minutes.
  • Cranberry Chronicle #43
    Of particular interest to History Trust members is the article about the society’s longtime archivist, Anne Grulich, who moved to Colorado in June.
  • History Trust Highlights, December 2020
    Jesup Library holds history, new learning resources for members, History Trust priorities for 2021, and this month’s meeting minutes.
  • History Trust Highlights, November 2020
    Latest Connecting With History blog post, 2020 challenge grant marched, and this month’s meeting minutes.
  • History Trust Highlights, October 2020
    History Trust featured on “Talk of the Towns” radio, $5000 year-end challenge grant, and this month’s meeting minutes.
  • Good Connections on Great Cranberry Island
    On a sunny August afternoon, I sat with leaders of Great Cranberry Island Historical Society at a picnic table outside Cranberry House. We had just toured the new space
  • History Trust Highlights, September 2020
    Year-end challenge grant announced, sign up for monthly Highlights, and this month’s meeting minutes.
  • History Trust Highlights, August 2020
    Bar Harbor Historical Society joins History Trust, Digital History Hunt quizes, and this month’s meeting minutes.
  • History Trust Highlights, July 2020
    History Trust digital archive holds 5000 searchable items, Council Workspace created at historytrust.org, Community Outreach working group formed, and this month’s meeting minutes.
  • New Collections Online
    Eight History Trust organizations that had not been using Digital Archive now have their sites populated with the images and metadata produced by HistoryIT in
  • Project Manager Joins the Trust
    Bruce Jacobson has been brought on board to oversee operations of The History Trust, and to help guide the collaborative into its next stages as a nonprofit organization.

Image: “Bar Harbor Times, Issue Date: January 6, 1917,” Newspaper archive of Friends of Island History.

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