2021 Programs


Though the COVID pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, the Islesboro Historical Society is determined to continue its mission of promoting island history and fostering connections within the Islesboro community. As we did last year, we will offer various social-distancing friendly programs throughout the summer, including Zoom speaker events, outdoor art shows, and more! To read more about these events, please click the links. We hope you enjoy IHS’s Summer Programs for 2021!

Evening Programs

Our 2021 Evening Programs will be held via Zoom, as we did in 2020. All programs start at 7:00pm. This year we’ll have four programs:

If you missed an evening program or would like to rewatch it, you can find the recorded Zoom programs below!

Taury Smith, "Islesboro Rocks On! June 23, 2021"


Maggy Willcox, "Islesboro Newspapers and Journalists"


Yesha West, "Gibson Girls and the Corset Myth"


Walking Tours

We’re introducing some walking tours this summer, to better show off our island and its treasures. On July 17 and July 31, Taury Smith will lead tours of Islesboro geology. These will start at 9 a.m. and we’ll be updating this information as we get nearer to the events. On August 21, Patrick O’Bannon will lead a tour of Dark Harbor Village discussing the development and architecture of the island center. Unfortunately, the planned August 28 tour at Ryder’s Cove has been cancelled.

Outdoor Arts & Crafts Show

This summer, the Arts & Crafts show will be an outdoor event with artists displaying their work on the Historical Society grounds. The show will be held Friday, July 30th through Sunday, August 1st (or August 6-8, should it rain), and will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day, with a reception planned on Friday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., when folks can enjoy refreshments while viewing the work artists created over the winter. This year, each artist will be present each day, and will be selling their own work. We’re excited to find that the limitations COVID places on our ability to gather have only made us more adaptable. The Show Must Go On!

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