Maine Memory Network
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Share YOUR Local History

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How It Works

Maine Memory Network is designed to empower Maine communities to engage and share their history.

Maine Historical Society (MHS) provides training, support, and the technological infrastructure. Organizations across the state ("Contributing Partners") select items in their collections; scan or take digital photographs of those items; and then, through their own Maine Memory Network (MMN) account, use a web browser to upload, catalog, manage, and interpret the material online. All participation is free.

Why Participate?

Maine Memory is a resource and jumping off point for a broad, quickly growing audience of people interested in Maine and its history, including researchers, teachers, students, planners, professionals, tourists, and the general public. It includes contributions from more than 270 organizations, and receives 500,000 unique visitors each year.

Participation helps contributors reach new audiences within their communities and beyond, deepen local partnerships, develop a broad range of skills and capacities, and energize the practice of local history.

Get Involved

We invite your community to share its history, too. There are many ways to participate, including:

MMN Public Programs: May-September

Candace Kanes, curator of Maine Memory Network, will share stories and images about Maine towns in a number of regions around the state. Learn about the Maine Memory Network's features and tools, and how you can get involved. Free; presented in conjunction with Maine State Library.

Dates and Locations: (no registration necessary. For more information or questions, contact Candace Kanes at ckanes@mainehistory.org.

Getting Started