History & Heritage

H.G. “Skip” Brack never knew much about woodworking or the saws, planes, chisels and other tools of the trade. A house painter during college, his […]

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 […]

When French explorer Pierre Dugua and his 79-member party landed on a small, wooded island in the St. Croix River in 1604, the smartphones held […]

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.