We are institutions that have joined together to preserve and share historical collections of coastal Maine’s Acadia region.


Governing Council

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
Erin Cough, primary; Kathy MacLeod, alternate
barharborvia.org

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

Gouldsboro Historical Society
Jennifer Stucker, primary; Sheila Smith, alternate
gouldsborohistory.org

Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
Phil Whitney, primary; Ben Sumner, 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
Isabella Connelly, primary; Michael Hastings, alternate
jesuplibrary.org

Maine Seacoast Mission
Kierie Piccininni, primary; Terri Rodick, alternate
seacoastmission.org

Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Peter Collier, primary; Raney Bench, alternate
mdihistory.org

Northeast Harbor Fleet
Bill Horner, primary; Anjali Hack, alternate
nehfleet.org

Seal Cove Auto Museum
vacant, primary; Lori Aronson, alternate
sealcoveautomuseum.org

Southwest Harbor Historical Society
Anne Welles, primary; Aimee Williams, alternate
swhhs.org

Tremont Historical Society
Terese Miller, 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, Willie Granston
  • Secretary, Raney Bench
  • Treasurer, Christine Sandberg

Organizational Affiliates

William Otis Sawtelle Collections and Research Center
Acadia National Park, National Park Service
nps.gov/acad/learn/historyculture/collections.htm

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