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and warm.Ecology lectures have a long history on Monhegan. Each year three or four talks are given in July and August, in the Schoolhouse, usually to overflow crowds. Entrance is free to members, $5 for non-members, less for students.

In the summer of 2017, the Series featured three excellent speakers; the talks were well attended.

Corey Nelson
Mr. Nelson, a long time summer resident of Monhegan, is an expert astronomer. He gave a fascinating talk on the planets and stars and then provided a viewing with a collection of his own telescopes.

David Buchanan
Hunting Wild Apples

Author, fruit explorer, orchardist, and cider maker David Buchanan held a discussion about early American apples and Maine’s hard cider revival. Every fall he drives the backroads of Maine, searching for bittersweet crabapples and abandoned heirloom trees. David talked about his efforts to blend conservation with a small business, his search for unusual flavors, and his belief that local food, at its best, reflects our history and sense of place.
Barry Logan
Dr. Logan is a professor at Bowdoin College. He has spent years researching the dwarf mistletoe disease killing white spruce trees. He has come to Monhegan several times to conduct field experiments. His lecture gave us an over view of the significant problem we face here on Monhegan with the loss of so many trees.


In years past we have held a fund-raiser of Open Houses on the island - everyone wants to see how everyone else lives and Monhegan is full of interesting and historic homes.

In 2017 MAI partnered with the Friends of Monhegan Volunteer Fire Dept. to host the Edison Day Festival.  This day-long event involved the Edison Day Fair with games, music and art followed by an elegant evening Gala. The event was fun for all ages and helped raise money for both vital community organizations!

The Island Farm is a project of island residents, on land around the village that once had been  cultivated. The Associates help them with space for greenhouses and vegetable gardens along the edge of the Meadow. All summer long, on Tuesdays, they sell their bounty.

Selling the Bounty

Tuesday Morning!

The Greenhouse