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!

Our marathon team, (Brian Garrity, Brook Minner, Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, Joe Miller, Megan McOsker, Hannah Stevens, Rachel Snell, Shira Catlin, and Tim Garrity) is raising funds to expand our educational programs for
high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Support our runners by clicking on the image below. 

Meet our marathon team for 2014!


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