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

Maine family across the USA
by James Burton Wengler (Robinson)

A Maine family scattered across the USA

Julia Winters and Life in Lewiston/Auburn, Maine
by Judy Zaccagnini Flynn, granddaughter

6 year old sent to Maine foster home when her parents were unable to care for her

"Story Basket" by Passamaquoddy artist David Moses Bridges
by Patricia Ayala Rocabado

The story behind David Moses Bridges' (1962-2017) birch bark basket

My Life in Boxing
by Bob Russo

Bob Russo on boxing and his life in Portland

During an epidemic, Sisters of Mercy came forward to serve
by Sr. Pat Mooney

Sister Mooney talked about her 55 years as a Sister of Mercy and her work with Mercy Hospital

Reflecting on 38 years at Mercy Hospital
by Terry Clifford

Terry Clifford began her career at Mercy Hospital on May 11, 1981

My work in the Mercy Hospital emergency room
by Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson discussed her time in the E.R at Mercy Hospital

45 years at Mercy Hospital
by Leah Davis

As of 2018, Leah Davis worked at Mercy for 45 years

Working at Mercy, a generational experience
by Carolyn Bridges

Carolyn Bridges has worked at Mercy Hospital for over 40 years

The Mercy mission called to me deeply
by Melissa Skahan

Melissa Skahan recounted her admiration for the Sisters, as well as her years of work at Mercy

My work as chief of surgery at Mercy Hospital
by Dr. Robert McAfee, MD

Dr. McAfee, MD, former chief of surgery discussed his former colleagues and his work at Mercy

My work as V.P. of nursing and patient care at Mercy Hospital
by Bette Neville

Bette Neville discussed her 15 years of work at Mercy.