History & Heritage

Somesville, the oldest village on Mount Desert Island and one of the most picturesque hamlets in Maine, has a history that reaches back centuries. You […]

“This has always been a fishing town, and it hasn’t really changed,” noted Donald Woodward, who heads the Jonesport Historical Society.

Tragedy struck on Bald Mountain in Dedham over half a century ago — and the remnants are still visible for the interested hiker about two […]

Water cascades gracefully down a sequence of smooth rock steps, producing white foam that persists much farther downstream. When the river is high enough, the […]

From Main Street in Castine,  looking down at the outer reaches of the Penobscot River and waterfront, where people are enjoying fresh seafood at the […]

Each of the restored steam, gas and electric cars from the late 1800s through 1920s, on display at the Seal Cove Auto Museum, look ready to roll out for a Sunday drive.

Newspaper clippings. Radio equipment. Engraved dishware. Sailors’ caps. If it pertains to the history of Bar Harbor, there’s a good chance that Debbie Dyer has […]

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.