Pauline Angione is recognized for her substantial contributions to The History Trust and MDI Historical Society with the 2021 Ann Benson Award for Volunteer Excellence.

Executive Director Raney Bench summarizes Pauline’s accomplishments in this video clip from the Society’s annual meeting (4 min, 30 sec).

Raney is passionate about the power of the past and how history impacts our daily lives. She has built a career in small museum work and loves to see people light up when they encounter an interesting or surprising object or artifact. Raney is Executive Director of Mount Desert Island Historical Society.