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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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History of Bar Island (Video)

Using archival evidence and her deep knowledge of local oral history, Debbie Dyer explored the history of “Rodick Island” (Bar Island) from Mr. Pineo and his kennels, to the fish weirs and Canoe Club on the shore line.

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