Arts & living

  • History Trust membership may grow

    History Trust membership may grow

    The boards of 15 local nonprofit organizations that participated in a study of local historical archives are considering if they will form a governing body to oversee the next phase of the History Trust project. The History Trust will work to catalog, protect and digitize the region’s archives and engage the community, especially students, in

  • History to come alive at Sound Schoolhouse

    History to come alive at Sound Schoolhouse

    MOUNT DESERT — “The Vintage Classroom: A Day in the Sound Schoolhouse, 1895” will be performed by the Mount Desert Island Historical Society and the Barn Arts Collective on Thursday, May 10, from 12:30-3 p.m. This interactive event will introduce participants to the history of Mount Desert Island at the turn of the 20th century.

  • Rooks to speak about Democratic Party

    Rooks to speak about Democratic Party

    BAR HARBOR — Author and journalist Douglas Rooks will talk about his book “Rise, Decline and Renewal: The Democratic Party in Maine” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. With the election of Gov. Edmund Muskie in 1954, the Democratic Party reached new heights in Maine and went on to

  • Manski, Singer retraced family flight from Poland

    Manski, Singer retraced family flight from Poland

    BAR HARBOR — David Manski and Shira Singer will talk about how they retraced Manski’s family’s flight from Poland in 1939 at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. After leaving Poland, the family, including Manski’s father, Saul, who was 11 at the time, found refuge with family members in Lithuania.

  • Yucatán projects in focus at forum

    Yucatán projects in focus at forum

    BAR HARBOR — Several College of the Atlantic students who took part in COA’s annual 14-week program in Spanish language and culture in Mérida, Yucatán, this winter will talk about their experiences and share academic work from the program at the COA Human Ecology Forum in McCormick Lecture Hall on Tuesday, April 17, at 4:10

  • Fentons flew in New Zealand

    Fentons flew in New Zealand

    TREMONT — Nat and Sugar Fenton will present a slide show of their trip exploring the glacier-covered mountains of New Zealand’s Southern Alps in a Cessna at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library on Thursday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. Approximately 48 hours after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, Nat and Sugar Fenton were landing in the

  • Cézanne documentary to be screened

    Cézanne documentary to be screened

    BAR HARBOR — “Cézanne, Portraits of a Life,” part of the art documentary master series Exhibition on Screen, will be shown at The Criterion Theatre on Sunday, April 15, at 7 p.m. The screening is sponsored by ArtWaves community art center. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New

  • Show choirs triumphant!

    Show choirs triumphant!

    MILLINOCKET — Mount Desert Island High School’s Mixed Choir and the combined Conners Emerson and Mount Desert Elementary School Show Stoppers brought home overall first-place trophies in their divisions at the Maine State Vocal Jazz Festival Finals at Stearns High School over the weekend in Millinocket. This is the seventh straight year the MDI Mixed