Photo Courtesy MDIHS

Schoodic talk set for Friday

Photo Courtesy MDIHS
Local historian Allen Workman will talk about the changes that have taken place at Schoodic Point over the years. The Mount Desert Historical Society talk will take place at the Sound School House on Friday, Sept. 19.

MOUNT DESERT — Noted historian and writer Allen Workman will make a presentation about his book “Schoodic Point: History on the Edge of Acadia National Park” at the Sound School House on Friday, Sept. 19, 12-1 p.m.

In his Historian’s Forum presentation, he will look at changes in seemingly timeless landscapes like Schoodic, the swings between development and preservation, and outside influences on this process.

Mr. Workman has lived in the shadow of beautiful Schoodic Point since he was 14 years old. In his later teens, he worked in Maine as lobsterman’s sternman and in shipbuilding before pursuing a 40-year career as an editor in educational publishing. He retired to become a Maine curmudgeon and local historian in the Schoodic Peninsula region, giving occasional talks on the changing landscape of this most enchanting section of Acadia National Park.

Admission is free, and attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged.

The Mount Desert Island Historical Society keeps, discovers and celebrates the history of Mount Desert Island. Contact Tim Garrity at 276-9323 or [email protected], or visit

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