Welcome to the Mount Desert Island Historical Society!

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

Our next event:
"Written in Granite: The Park Founders' History"
A Historians' Forum
presented by Tim Garrity
Friday, November 21, 2014 at noon
Old School House and Museum
373 Sound Drive
Mount Desert, Maine

Click here for a list of our upcoming events!


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

Please browse our site to learn more about our many activities 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