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:

Our Annual Bean Supper
Monday, January 26, 2015
6 pm to 8 pm
Mount Desert Island High School

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