History & Heritage

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.

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

The Champlain Society’s story and contribution to Acadia National Park’s founding is the focus of an exhibit “Before Acadia: Adventure & Discovery.”

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 […]

Bar Harbor’s Abbe Museum is dedicated to telling the story of the Wabanaki people, the original inhabitants of New England and southeastern Canada.

With Prius hybrids dotting the highways and the auto industry grappling with the push toward cleaner vehicles, it may come as a surprise to know […]

Oh, the stories they could tell, the 57 lighthouses strung along Maine’s rocky coast and on its outer islands.

In the early 1900s, a battle erupted when the first cars began negotiating the roads of Mount Desert Island. Some saw these “devil carts” as […]

WINTER HARBOR — Harold “Hal” Borns, a University of Maine geologist and founder of the school’s Climate Change Institute, might as well add “time traveler” […]