Acadia    National Park Digital Archive on NPGallery

About NPGallery and ACAD

William Otis Sawtelle Collections and Research Center at Acadia National Park

Located in Bar Harbor at Park Headquarters, the center is dedicated to William Otis Sawtelle, founder of the Islesford Historical Museum on Little Cranberry Island. The center houses historic artifacts, archival documents, and natural history specimens. The collection represents the natural and cultural history of Acadia National Park, Saint Croix Island International Historic Site, the Carroll Homestead of Southwest Harbor, George B. Dorr, one of the founding fathers of Acadia, the Town of Cranberry Isles, "New France," and the administrative history of Acadia and Saint Croix.


The center is open to researchers by appointment only.

Access to the collection for scientific research, genealogical study, or development of a publication is permitted. Prospective researchers should contact the Curator for an appointment. To arrange an appointment to conduct research or to ask a research question fill out a Research Request Form .

About NP Gallery

The NPGallery Digital Asset Management System is an enterprise system for managing NPS digital media including photos, documents, drawings, audio, video, maps, and GIS images. With both public and NPS-only web portals, NPGallery supports parks and programs with digital asset hosting and delivery services. NPGallery supports web services, support for embedded metadata, and integrated geospatial capabilities.

Benefits of NPGallery to Parks & Programs

• Host assets on a web accessible server
• Deliver images to program web pages
• Utilize NPGallery instead of setting up a local asset management system
• Develop custom web pages and web applications to share photos, documents, audio/video, etc.