Inside of the Christmas Open House program showing in-kind Donors.
BAR HARBOR, ME — We wanted to have another Christmas Open House this year even though La Rochelle has a new owner. We planned the party with the Bar Harbor Historical Society and we are co-hosting with them.
The Bar Harbor Historical society is displaying a gingerbread house tonight. We are raffling off the wreaths and Lori Bartlett’s cake.
Bob Bahr is playing the piano. Jen Worcester provided the food. Thanks to the several volunteers helping prepare for the Open House. And thank you to this list of people who donated wreaths:
- Chad Kessel
- Kimball Shop
- Terri Rodick
- Queen Anne’s Flower Shop
- Leslie Edwards
- Jenny Jones Denegre
- Mary Ann Atkins Smallidge
- Linda Rowell-Kelley
Proceeds will go to both the Mission and BHHS.
See the official Christmas Open House Event page.
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.”
Bangor Daily News
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.”