Welcome to the Mount Desert Island Historical Society!

Our mission is to keep, discover, and celebrate the history of Mount Desert Island

Click here for a list of our upcoming events!

This summer, our members were invited on guided tours of Placentia Island.
These tours are now all sold out. 

Visit us at the Somesville Museum, open every day in August from 10-4

Corner of Main Street and Oak Hill Road in Somesville, Mount Desert, ME 04660
207.276.9323


Somesville Museum and Heirloom Gardens,
Selectmen's Building and Bridge and
The Old School House & Museum

Please browse our site to learn more about the
many activities of the MDI Historical Society and
discover more about this island's fascinating history.


Thanks to the Somesvi
lle Village Improvement Society for
funding the installation of our webcams!

View toward the Selectmen's Building

The Dory Cam

Somesville Bridge with Holiday Wreath Shaped by Water installation 2013
 Click to see a live image