My Maine Stories

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

Everyone has a story. What's yours?

My Maine Stories is a storytelling forum that provides an online space for sharing your recollections about Maine. Stories might include your Maine experiences, memories of your family, ancestors, or town; your work life, or the impact of a historical event in Maine on you or your family. At the heart of My Maine Stories is the belief that the experience of every person with a Maine connection matters.

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. Watch the training video to find out more.

Getting started:

Featured Stories

Added March 15, 2023

Making the wapi-kuhkukhahs / Snowy Owl basket
by Gabriel Frey and Gal Frey

A story of a mother and son artistic collaboration.

Added February 23, 2023

What does a warming climate mean for Maine?
by David Reidmiller

Climate change affects all aspects of life. What does this mean for Maine?

Added March 12, 2023

From Naturalists to Environmentalists
by Andy Beahm

The beginnings of Maine Audubon in the Portland Society of Natural History

Added March 14, 2023

Wabanaki-Greenland connections
by Jennifer Sapiel Neptune

Exploring cultural resiliency in this time of rapidly changing climate.

Added March 23, 2023

Ivory-billed Woodpeckers
by Doug Hitchcox, Staff Naturalist at Maine Audubon

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker in the Portland Society of Natural History Collections

Added March 30, 2023

Lifelong Lepidopterist
by E. Christopher Livesay

Chris Livesay collects and studies butterflies.

Added March 30, 2023

Importance of Insects in Maine
by Charlene Donahue

Doing Insect surveys with the Maine Entomological Society

Added June 2, 2021

A New Beginning for Wabanaki Land Relationships
by John Banks

Wabanaki leadership in land stewardship

Added June 2, 2021

Margaret Moxa's Blanket Coat
by Jennifer Neptune

A contemporary artwork in memory of Penobscots murdered for scalp bounties.

Added May 12, 2021

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.

Added January 12, 2021

How roses became a big part of my life
by Clarence Rhodes

Clarence Rhodes's experiences growing, exhibiting, and judging roses in Maine and around the world.

Added April 25, 2022

My career as a wildlife biologist
by Ron Joseph

Rural Maine provided the foundation of a rewarding career as a wildlife biologist.