The Bar Harbor Historical Society is the principal historical society of Mount Desert Island and Bar Harbor in Maine. The society’s Museum is dedicated to showcasing all historical materials relating to the town of Bar Harbor in the form of excellent exhibits and displays of various artifacts and items. The Museum is located at the former St. Edward's Convent on Ledgelawn Avenue, which is an architecturally distinguished building itself.
Designed by local architect Milton Stratton and built in 1917, the building is an outstanding example of the Jacobean architectural style of design. Signature exhibits in the Museum include a celebration of the life of George B. Dorr, the father of Acadia National Park and the History of Bar Harbor. The building and museum are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and open Monday through Saturday from June to October.
33 Ledgelawn Avenue Bar Harbor, ME 04609, 207-288-0000 (website)
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