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Membership is open to all. Please join us in discovering the people, events, traditions, and connections between our past and our future on Mount Desert Island.

The benefits of membership include:

  • advance notice of all events and activities
  • free admission to exhibits and many other¬†entertaining and informative programs
  • a¬†copy of Chebacco – the annual magazine of the Mount Desert Historical Society
  • a newsletter on historical topics
  • year-round access to the Ralph W. Stanley Research Room
  • the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping preserve stories, traditions, and treasures from 250 years of island history



The MDI Historical Society is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit educational organization.
All contributions are deductible to the extent permitted by law.