Bell & Outbuildings

The large bell made famous by the Jamie Wyeth painting, “Bronze Age” was cast by Henry N. Hooper & Co. in 1855 and employed as a signal bell by the Manana Fog Signal Station for about 15 years until it was replaced by a steam driven trumpet. The bell was acquired by the Monhegan Associates in 1969 and moved by helicopter to Lighthouse Hill in 1972. It now hangs from its stanchion on a permanent base outside the entrance to the Museum.

In 1970 an outbuilding was renovated to display ice cutting equipment and other materials relevant to the history of ice cutting on Monhegan. The following year another outbuilding was converted into a replica of a Monhegan fish house. In 1980 the lighthouse and the Museum buildings were placed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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Monhegan Museum of Art & History

1 Lighthouse Hill
Monhegan, ME 04852

Phone: 207.596.7003


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Museum Hours for the 2024 Season:

June 20-30 & September: 1-30:1:30-3:30pm daily

July and August: 11:30-3:30pm daily

James Fitzgerald – Rockwell Kent Historic Artists' Home and Studio:

June 20-September 30: Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday 1:00-3:00pm

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