History & Heritage

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 […]

Every Wednesday afternoon, George Nixon Black Jr.’s favorite fruity black tea blend and Irma Eliason’s sugar and pecan cookies are served up to visitors at […]

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 […]

“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. […]

Two hours east of Ellsworth and two minutes west of the Canadian border, Lubec is off the beaten path. But the town numbering 1,500 year-round […]

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 […]

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

Two new bearded athletes are making woodchips fly at Timber Tina’s Great Maine Lumberjack Show on Route 3 in Trenton.

Imagine Mount Desert Island’s forested mountain slopes clear-cut for dwellings, hotels and other development. This could be the picture if not for a dozen Harvard […]

When the “phone phreaks” of the mid-20th century hacked into phones, it was the start of an arms race in network security between hackers and programmers that continues with the firewalls and malware of today.

Walk into Marlinespike Chandlery, a small Stonington shop on a one-lane road overlooking Penobscot Bay, and you’re bound to have lots of questions.

American history fans need look no further than Ellsworth’s Woodlawn Museum to get their fix.

Today we have Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook. But in 1909, Americans were enamored with another — albeit slightly slower — app for sending pictures […]