Archives for history

Talk of the Towns 10/12/18

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Engineer: Amy Browne

The History Trust: Making the Past Accessible

Key Discussion Points:
Overview of the mission and collections of each historical society/museum, touching on how they manage those collections/archival materials, how they share them with the public.
How mission for each organization translates into a meaningful connection between a community member and some element of local history that you have “protected” or brought to light.
What are the challenges that you face as you think about keeping those materials accessible in the long-term?
Background and rationale for Friends of Island History and the concept of a “history trust”
What are the key components of the proposed History Trust? What would each participant gain through participating? What are challenges you are wrestling with?

Bill Horner, Mount Desert Island Historical Society, Friends of Island History
Raney Bench, Seal Cove Auto Museum
Muriel Davison, Tremont Historical Society
Anne Grulich, Great Cranberry Island Historical Society

Talk of the Towns 4/22/16

Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

Issue: Community concerns and opportunities

Program Topic: Creating Acadia National Park – the new biography of George B. Dorr

Key Discussion Points:
1. Mount Desert Island and the Rusticators
2. How the story of Acadia derives from the relationship between three men, of different
generations — Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University, George B. Dorr
and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
3. Old Farm and its role in the life of George Dorr and the creation of Acadia.
4. Woodlawn Museum and the creation of Acadia National Park
5. Other important figures (and philosophies) in the history of Acadia National Park.

Ron Epp, author, historian, professor of philosophy
Maureen Fournier, Ranger, Acadia National Park
Joshua Torrance, Woodlawn Museum, Ellsworth by phone 667 8671