Historical society in talks to buy Mission building
September 28, 2018 — by Dick Broom on News
BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Historical Society announced late Friday that is has signed a purchase and sale agreement with the Maine Seacoast Mission to buy its headquarters on West Street, which was built in 1867 as a 14,000-square-foot summer “cottage.”
The Historical Society would use it as its headquarters and a museum.
Seacoast Mission President Scott Planting said he is pleased that the two organizations have been able to sign a purchase and sale agreement.
“The future of La Rochelle as a museum and repository of Bar Harbor’s history is a great role for this beautiful building,” he said. “The Historical Society news is welcome and promising. This is still a work in progress. We remain optimistic.”
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Historical society seeks to buy 116-year-old Bar Harbor mansion
By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff • September 28, 2018 6:49 pm
Mission President Scott Planting said in the statement that having the historical society acquire the mansion for use as a museum and to house its collection would be a “great role” for the mansion.
“The historical society news is welcome and promising,” Planting said. “This is still a work in progress. We remain optimistic.”