History & Heritage

Twenty years ago, David Thompson and Matthew Strong flew separately down to South America. The two Mainers were on a mission to salvage a Swedish Ericsson AGF500 telephone switching system from a telephone company in Peru. The system is a highlight of The Telephone Museum in Ellsworth.

On a carriage road before crossing the Duck Brook Bridge, Acadia National Park Ranger Nikki Hermann asks our guided group of bicyclists whether they would […]

In rural Maine, it’s not unusual to meet a carpenter who is a poet, musician and sculptor too. Or a boat captain who plays the […]

By Faith DeAmbrose With over 400 species of native plants, mimicking the flora and fauna found within Acadia National Park, the Wild Gardens of Acadia […]

By Will Slater  Just about every time he gives the introductory remarks at the monthly dinner, Whitneyville Library and Whatnot Association President Nate Pennell gets […]

By Jared Gendron Leverett Fernald fell for trains riding on the Canadian Pacific Railway back in 1989. Bytown Railway Society, a nonprofit group dedicated to […]

By Matthew Litman The Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory is where old meets new. The cable-stayed bridge, which soars over the Penobscot River, shares the […]

After coming every summer for 30 years, Nancy Critchett is planting permanent roots on Mount Desert Island. In early May she, her sister and their […]

A highlight of many people’s trips to Maine is a visit to an antiques store to find treasures that might have been recently unearthed after […]

BAR HARBOR Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St., May 1 – Oct. 31, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Admission. Abbe at Sieur de Monts 288-3519, […]

WINTER HARBOR  — It’s blowing over 20 miles an hour from the northwest as Pearl Barto points out a fish house. The cedar-shingled dwelling, perched […]

Beneath the bustling sidewalks and souvenir shops of Bar Harbor’s Main Street, Alexander H. Phillips, Clockmaker is a cacophony of little noises: ticks, chimes, cuckoos. […]

Entering the Abbe Museum’s new exhibit “wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything,” visitors are greeted by an intricately woven pufferfish. It is crafted from brown ashwood […]

As you enter the 19th century-section of the Jonathan Fisher House, the dwelling’s angular architectural style catches the eye. As with almost everything in the […]

Havilah Hawkins is an outspoken advocate of “trailing edge” technology. He coined this phrase referring to the old ways of doing things that have been […]