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Smoke in a cranberry bog – Part III

In this episode, you'll get to hear about how the fire impacted the town of Bar Harbor in the following decades. Poorva and Mazie discuss how present-day Bar Harbor differs from the 50s and 60s, and what can be learned from the devastation of the Fire, including the...

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Smoke in a cranberry bog – Part II

This episode is the second in a three-part series that dives into the Fire of 1947. We walk through the events of the fire, hear from survivors, and speak to Bar Harbor Fire Chief Matt Bartlett. Mazie and Poorva discuss the losses from the fire and the resilience of...

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Smoke in a cranberry bog – Part I

The first three-part series, Smoke in a Cranberry Bog, details the socioeconomic impacts of the 1947 fire. The first episode, now available for streaming on all major platforms, paints a picture of early 20th century Bar Harbor. They briefly cover aspects of the grand...

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The Titanic’s Legacy in Bar Harbor (Video)

Watch Mac Smith tell dramatic stories of passengers - from their boarding, to the sinking, and for those who survived, their rescue. Mac Smith is a former reporter for The Bar Harbor Times and is a Navy veteran. He lives in the town of Stockton Springs, in the village...

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MDI Summer Music History (Video)

Enjoy an illustrated talk by David Schildkret on the history of the “vibrant summer music scene” on Mount Desert Island. Mr. Schildkret explored hymn-singing, social music-making, town bands, and the presence of world-class concert artists at Bar Harbor’s Building of...

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The History of St. Edward’s Convent (Video)

Watch as Jennifer Booher presents her latest research on the design and construction of the St. Edward's Convent (former home of the Bar Harbor Historical Society) on Ledgelawn Avenue. St. Edward's was designed by Milton Stratton of Bar Harbor and completed in 1917....

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