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 artwork help process memories of Vietnam
by Brian Barry

My Eagle drawing won first place in the Togus Arts and Crafts show, third in the Nationals.

Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler

Portland cuisine supports health in West Africa
by Maria Cushing

I present Portuguese inspired food to fundraise for Amigos de Mente

Starting Chebeague Island Oyster Company
by Caitlin Gerber

Farming oysters in Casco Bay

How to prepare "Paquet de poisson a la vapeur"
by Titi de Baccarat

Making Gabonese cuisine in Portland Maine

Amato's Italian Sandwiches
by Charles V. Stanhope

Amato's Italian Sandwiches

Seeds of Renewal
by Dr. Fred Wiseman

Wabanaki people have always been great cultivators and agriculturalists

Kim's famous homemade potato donuts
by Kim Smith

Sharing my potato donut memories and recipe

Finding and cooking fiddleheads with my parents
by Brian J. Theriault

My father has been picking and eating fiddleheads almost all his life, Mom prepares and stores them

Becoming @ham_italian
by anonymous

@ham_italian is an Instagram account I created that celebrates the Maine ham Italian sandwich

The future of potato growing
by Dan Blackstone

Informed by six generations of potato farming

My paper making history
by Rick Simoneau

The history of my grandfather, father, and I working in the mills instilled a sense of community