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Upcoming Events:

  • Christmas At Woodlawn - Holiday House Tours & Gift Shop Open
    December 01, 2015

    Open everyday from December 1-23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Tour Woodlawn and see splendid decorations while hearing a special audio tour presentation on...

  • Holiday Train Display
    December 05, 2015

    Christmas at Woodlawn is pleased to include a working train display
    by Eastern Maine Model Railroad Club in the Sleigh Barn this year. Railroad ...

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In 1901 concerned citizens formed the Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations, Woodlawn's governing board, in response to extensive lumbering and the increase in private land ownership in Hancock County. They were very successful in preserving thousands of acres on Mount Desert Island, and then donated their holdings to the Federal government 1916 which formed the core of Acadia National Park. In 1929 they accepted Woodlawn from the bequest of George Nixon Black, Jr. and have continued to maintain and govern it for public use ever since.

2015 Officers and Trustees

Terry Carlisle, President ~ Jon Marshall, Vice-President ~ Sandra Blake Leonard, Treasurer ~ Elsa Teel, Secretary ~ Frederick Ehrlenbach ~ Lisa Heyward ~ Pihillip Johnston ~ Todd Little-Siebold ~  ~ Mark Politte ~ Nancy Putnam ~ Dick Schloss ~ Wilmont M. Schwind, Jr. ~ Walter Smalling

Trustee Emeriti

Karen Dickes ~ Gregg Hannah~ Natalie Knox ~ John Lynch, Past President ~ Jane Shea ~ Stephen C. Shea, President Emeritus ~Teresa Sargent Smith ~ Lowell S. Thomas, Jr., Past President ~ Laurie B. Williams ~ Dale Worthen ~ Ruth Brenninkmeyer


Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park
P.O. Box 1478  •  Rte. 172  •  Ellsworth, Maine 04605  •  (207) 667-8671