Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Celebrates 135th Anniversary

February 25, 2022

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is celebrating its 135th anniversary as a leader in banking, financial services, and wealth management in Northern New England. The Bank was incorporated on March 4, 1887, in Bar Harbor, Maine, where it is still headquartered.

“We are excited to celebrate this milestone and incredibly proud of the success that has been achieved over the course of 135 years,” said Curtis C. Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “It’s humbling to consider that the Bank has not only persevered through world wars, pandemics, and significant economic events but has flourished and grown into one of the largest community banks in Northern New England. We are honored that generations of Northern New Englanders have chosen us as their trusted advisor and provider of financial services, and we look forward to serving the many generations to come.”

The Bar Harbor Banking and Trust Company was formed in 1887. It was the first formal banking institution located on Mount Desert Island. The Bank’s success in Bar Harbor led to the opening of a second location in Northeast Harbor, Maine, in 1914. As it grew, the Bank continued to expand its operations, adding two more locations on Mount Desert Island and several locations along the Maine coast. Today, the Bank offers more than 50 branches and 90 ATMs across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

In addition to its professional success, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has made a tremendous social and economic impact on the communities it serves. The Bank has donated millions of dollars to local nonprofit organizations over its 135-year history, and thousands of Bank employees have served as leaders and volunteers for various organizations championing civic and social causes.

To celebrate its 135th anniversary, the Bank is hosting a drawing to give away $135 gift cards to winners of a raffle that can be entered at all of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branches during the week of February 28 through March 4. Visit to see the full contest rules.

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.6 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.

Header Photo: Carol Miller Photography


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Rockland, Maine 04841


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