History & Heritage

A crowd of people flows into the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center on a Saturday morning, starting at 8 a.m., each of them stopping first at a […]

On weekends from May through October, visitors can settle into a coach or an open-air car for the 10-mile round trip aboard the Downeast Scenic Railroad.

After opening the Jonesport Wood Co., Brack became especially known for fine hand tools associated with the early industries and technologies in Maine and New England.

The thousands of rarities, oddities, antiquities and collectibles filling every nook and cranny of Ellsworth’s Big Chicken Barn Books & Antiques could easily keep even […]

St. Croix Island, which skirts the U.S.-Canada boundary line, is not easily accessible and visits are not encouraged.

Swinging up the tree-lined avenue leading to the Black House, the sight of the Federal-style brick mansion and its white columns brings to mind Scarlett […]

Woodlawn offers the traditional afternoon tea on Wednesdays as part of its Tea Time Tours.

Salt air fused with a woody scent wafting from the cedar planking of the Alice E. as Captain Karl Brunner motored the Friendship sloop away from the dock.

“Everyone give me a great, big lumberjack yo-ho!” Tina Scheer, widely known as “Timber Tina,” bellowed to an enthusiastic crowd on a warm summer evening. […]

The Curran Homestead Village at Fields Pond was abuzz with the sounds of iron-casting and blacksmithing one recent Saturday. A silent film festival, going on […]

Everything has a story behind it at the barn-red “Country Store,” now home to the Tremont Historical Society. Located on the Shore Road, Perry W. […]

The McCurdy Smokehouse is now a museum dedicated to the history of the industry in Lubec. Throughout the 19th and into the mid-20th century, the smoked herring business boomed.

This spring, the Seal Cove Auto Museum brought home a first place award from the National Association of Automobile Museums (NAAM) for its 2016 exhibit “Auto Wars: Then & Now.”

LUBEC — Two hours east of Ellsworth and two minutes west of the Canadian border, Lubec is off the beaten path. But the town numbering […]

The Mount Desert Oceanarium, which highlights coastal marine life and habitat, is like a combined science class and petting zoo.