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.
2016 Officers and Trustees
Terry Carlisle, President ~ Jon Marshall, Vice-President ~ Sandra Blake Leonard, Treasurer ~ Frederick Ehrlenbach, Secretary ~ Ruth Brenninkmeyer ~ Phillip Johnston ~ Todd Little-Siebold ~ Mark Politte ~ Nancy Putnam ~ Wilmont M. Schwind, Jr. ~ Stephen C. Shea ~ Walter Smalling ~ Marilyn Smith
Karen Dickes ~ Gregg Hannah~ Natalie Knox ~ John Lynch, Past President ~ Jane Shea ~Teresa Sargent Smith ~ Lowell S. Thomas, Jr., Past President ~ Laurie B. Williams ~ Dale Worthen
Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park
P.O. Box 1478 • Rte. 172 • Ellsworth, Maine 04605 • (207) 667-8671