100 Year Anniversary: Kronprinzessin Cecilie Found Safety at Bar Harbor

Vanderbilt Carriage House Designer Showhouse

Then and Now

2016 Programs And Events

 Programs and Events at Bar Harbor Historical Society

Admission to all events and programs is free.

JUNE 19TH–SUNDAY at 2:00, Speaker Earle Shettleworth, State Historian, “An Informal History of Mount Desert Photography 1855-1900”

JUNE 20TH—Opening Day,  Open Mon.-Fri., 1-4 PM until October. Admission is free.

Display this summer—“Manuscripts, Treasures of MDI & Those Who Came Here,” from the Raab Collection.

Display of George B. Dorr—Father of Acadia

Display honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Bar Harbor Music Festival

All displays will honor Acadia National Park’s Centennial 1916-2016.


AUGUST 14TH –SUNDAY at 2:00— Book Signing with Earl Brechlin, author of “Forever Yours” Postcards of Bar Harbor. Unsigned copies of “Forever Yours” are available for purchase at Bar Harbor Historical Society all summer.    1795398_487371028051569_403115890_o

Book Signing with Anne Kozak and Sue Leiter , authors of Wild Gardens of Acadia

Help us celebrate our 70th anniversary! Cake will be served.



SEPTEMBER 11th—- Sunday at 2:00pm—-Annual Meeting and our guest speaker, Steve Raab will talk about “The Hunt for History.”

OCTOBER 8TH—SATURDAY—- Museum closes.  Open by appt. until June 2017

DECEMBER 10, 2016— Saturday—10:00am—First Annual Bar Harbor Gingerbread Competition—Rules and Entry Form

Photo courtesy of Acadia National Park, National Park Service