Imagine What If…?
Presented by Bass Harbor Memorial Library
Thursday, April 27 at 6 PM
In-person or via Zoom
What if there was still a cannery in Southwest Harbor or Bass Harbor? What if there was a giant tea house and horse center on Eagle Lake? What if we don’t take action on climate change?
The Mount Desert Island Historical Society has been exploring these topics and more, connecting history to the island’s physical and cultural landscape today. Join Raney Bench, Executive Director for the Society, to imagine what life might be like on the island if different decisions were made in the past.
Raney Bench is a resident of Southwest Harbor and has worked as a curator for the Abbe Museum, Executive Director for the Seal Cove Auto Museum, and is the current Executive Director for the Mount Desert Island Historical Society. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Native American History, a Master’s in Museum Studies, and has spent her career working in small museums focused on making local history interesting and relevant.