Our Staff

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Erin Cough

Executive Director

(207) 288-0000 ext.101 or (207) 560-9128

Erin is a long time resident of Bar Harbor, living downtown with her husband Joe and dogs. Her lifelong love of history led her to a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation from SCAD and restoration of several historic homes along the East Coast. She is a partner in the fabric and craft store, Fabricate, and has been involved in MDI businesses both private and public organizations for the past 20+ years. Erin is a Bar Harbor Town Councilor, Board member of the BH Village Improvement Association, and Board member at Acadia Community Theatre. She loves to cook, bake, and enjoys her front porch with her friends and family.

Photo of La Rochelle from the front.

Laura Johnson

Assistant Director

(207) 288-0000 ext.104 or (207) 613-0973

Laura is a resident of Mount Desert and Bar Harbor, and a retired Director of Summer Programs at College of the Atlantic. She came to waitress one summer and ended up staying to raise a family and work at COA. She enjoys learning about Bar Harbor’s past and seeing how it has shaped its future. As the town continues to evolve with new people, development, technology, she hopes the community can always appreciate its history and the special town created by those who came before them.

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Emily Cough

Branding Manager

(207) 288-0000 ext.103 or (207) 573-7365

Emily is a Bar Harbor native with a love of history, despite graduating with an English degree from Thomas College, which made working for the Bar Harbor Historical Society an exciting venture for her. She also loves traveling, cooking, and baking in her spare time.

Photo of La Rochelle from the front.

Madison Uliano


(207) 288-0000

Madison “Madi” grew up in Bar Harbor. She graduated from the University of Maine Farmington (Go Beavers!) with a degree in History and International Studies and a minor in Theater. She spent several years working for nonprofits and government organizations before coming to work at the Bar Harbor Historical Society as the Registrar. She has always had a deep love for history and Bar Harbor, and is thrilled to be able to combine those passions in this role. In her free time she loves to craft and play board games with her friends. She currently lives in Portland with her husband and their dog, Leo.

Hanna McKellar


(207) 288-0000

Hanna is originally from Southern California, but after moving to Maine for college, fell in love with the state and its history. Hanna has a deep passion for local history and historical preservation—topics which became the focus of their studies at College of the Atlantic. During their time in college, Hanna interned with the Blue Hill Public Library and Jonathan Fisher Historic House Museum, and completed a senior project comprising of essays working to answer the questions of why and how people care about local history. In their free time, Hanna enjoys reading, learning about dinosaurs, needle felting, and spending time with her partner and two cats, Tugboat and Dilly Bean.

Nikki Moser

Experience Manager

(207) 288-0000

Nikki Moser is a sculptor, fascinated by systems.  Her work has manifested itself in cast iron, printmaking, photography, mixed media, and textiles. Driven by a desire to assemble objects and ideas in ways that recast subject matter, and engage the viewer, her work often invites community participation. She has collaborated with cultural partners to build a Sculpture Park and in 2010 she co-founded Keystone Iron Works, an Iron Casting program for at risk high school students, which has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts awards. She regularly exhibits her work and has sculptures in many private collections.  She sews, likes playing with fire and makes excellent chocolate chip cookies. (Photo credits: Katherine Emery Photography)