My Maine Stories

Everyone has a story... What's yours?

Welcome to My Maine Stories, a participatory storytelling forum that provides an online space for sharing your recollections about Maine. Stories could include your experiences in Maine, memories of your family, ancestors, or town; your work life, or impacts a historical event in Maine had on you.

How it works
You can type your story, make a video, record audio, and upload photographs on the Tell My Story page. After a quick review, we'll post it online.

Recent Stories

My life as a revolutionary knitter
by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes

21st and 19th century technology and freelance photography
by Brendan Bullock

My work is a mash-up of cutting edge technology and 19th century chemistry techniques.

Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave
by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving

My Africa Book and living in Portland
by Titi de Baccarat

My art is about being an immigrant in the US, my pain, fear, uncertainty, and hope for my future

The stories my parents told
by Henry Gartley

Stories from my immigrant parents, WWII, and my love of history.

Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s
by Doris Tardy

Working as a telephone operator in 1946 was new and exciting, and challenging.

My Italian grandparents and visiting their homeland
by Sherry Judd

A story about my Italian ancestors in Maine and how I found my family in Italy.

One View
by Karen Jelenfy

My life as an artist in Maine.

Rev James Wells Appointment as Chaplain for Maine in Civil War
by David Woodward

Certificate for Rev. Wells commissioned by Gov. Israel Washburn Jr. to serve in Maine 11th Regiment

Mosher family history and my career at S.D. Warren
by Abbott Mosher

My family settled the Westbrook region and I am a 4th generation paper maker at S.D. Warren.

Everything we did was new and exciting in the Vellux division
by Maurice Paquette

If you applied yourself you could do anything at Pepperell Mills.

My career working at Pepperell Mills in the Vellux Division
by David Bishop

My 35 years working in the Vellux blanket division of Pepperell Mills, Biddeford.