In partnership with the Maine Memory Network Maine Memory Network

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature

Original Mount Desert Island Pilot Project (2006)

This project began as part of the pilot phase of what would become the Maine Community Heritage Project of the Maine Historical Society. Three communities were chosen--Mount Desert Island, New Sweden, Skowhegan--to develop a community history committee made up of representatives from local schools, historical societies, libraries, and/or other community groups to work closely together and with staff from the Maine Historical Society to create websites within the Maine Memory Network.

Partners in gathering information and creating the exhibits in this original website included: MDI High School, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Historical Society, the Jesup Memorial Library, Great Harbor Maritime Museum, Maine Granite Industry Historical Society, Mount Desert Island High School teachers Mark Puglisi and Todd West, Willie Granston and local historians Alice MacDonald Long, Sheldon Goldthwait, Ralph Stanley, and Paul Richardson.

This site highlights exhibits created by students from Mount Desert Island schools.

The Granite Industry
By: Mark Puglisi's Class

Green Mountain Railway
By: Spenser Simis

You can get there from here
By: Students at Mount Desert Elementary School