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.
by Decontie & Brown
Keeping the spirit and memories of our ancestors alive through fashion and creativity
Masters and apprentices
by Theresa Secord
Wabanaki basket makers learn to weave by apprenticing with master artists.
Welimahskil: Sweet grass
by Suzanne Greenlaw
Weaving Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and western science around Sweetgrass
Mali Agat (Molly Ockett) the famous Wabanaki "Doctress"
by Maine Historical Society
Pigwacket Molly Ockett, healing, and cultural ecological knowledge
Wikpiyik: The Basket Tree
by Darren Ranco
Countering the Emerald Ash Borer with Wabanaki Ecological Knowledge
Restoring the Penobscot River
by John Banks
My role as the Director of the Department of Natural Resources for the Penobscot Indian Nation
Why environmental advocacy is critical for making baskets
by Jennifer Sapiel Neptune
My advocacy work for the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance
Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s
by Doris Tardy
Working as a telephone operator in 1946 was new and exciting, and challenging.