My Maine Stories

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

Everybody has a story...
My Maine Stories submissions, organized by topic, tell the history of Maine.

Participating in the 2017 Women’s March on Washington
by Sarah Gaba

Participating in the Women's March in Washington, D.C., 2017

I was a regional volunteer coordinator for the Women’s March
by Erica McNally

Erica McNally's experiences in Washington at the Women's March, 2017

One of the first abstract painters in Maine
by William Manning

I have grown as a painter in ways I might not have if I moved to New York

The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land

The tradition of lobstering
by Sadie Samuels

I learned to fish from my Dad and will lobster the rest of my life

Ah, les Fameuse Ployes!
by Alain Ouellette

Growing up in an Acadian French family and eating ployes

Hand carrying water in Marshfield
by Dorothy Gardner

Ways of getting water in rural Maine. From fetching water from a stream to having a well.

I'm fortunate to live in Livermore Falls
by Kenny Jacques

I've seen a lot of changes in Livermore Falls, and hope we will reinvent again soon.

Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage

How Mon-Oncle France came to Les-États
by Michael Parent

How Mon-Oncle France came to the United States.

Working at International Paper and being part of the community
by Gary Desjardens

Working for International Paper and volunteering for the Special Olympics of America

I worked for International Paper for 40 years
by Peter Crosson

I was never bored working in instrumentation at International Paper

My Years of Coaching and Lessons Learned
by Bob Brown

How growing up and coaching in Maine, and around the world, made me who I am today.

My Involvement in Maine sports over the years
by Dick Whitmore

The key people and influences in my life growing up and my involvement in Maine sports

Nemo's Nightmare of World War I
by Mike and Bryan Luciano

Franklyn J. "Nemo" Burbank of Livermore Falls was our ancestor who fought in World War I.

Moving from Washington to Maine with the Navy
by Tom Jarvis

Maine's forests, mill history, and volunteer work keep me here