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!

Click here to see our current job opening

Are you interested in joining us on a guided tour to Placentia Island? Call us at 207.276.9323 or email virginia.mellen@mdihistory.org 

Visit us at the School House Monday - Friday  10-4

373 Sound Drive, 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

View toward Somes Sound

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