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Heart of Maine Community Stories is an online platform for collecting and sharing stories about life in the Heart of Maine region. This community-based project is a collaboration between Hartland Public Library, Newport Cultural Center, Pittsfield Public Library, Skowhegan Free Public Library, and Thompson Free Library (Dover-Foxcroft). 

The current focus of Heart of Maine Community Stories is on documenting life during the COVID-19 pandemic and other historic events that have impacted our communities. (See Emergency Archive for more information.)

Project goals:

  • Connect community members across generations and experiences through the act of sharing and listening to stories.
  • Explore the past, present, and future of life in the Heart of Maine.
  • Create an online archive to preserve our region’s history for use by students and other community members.

Heart of Maine Community Stories is associated with Voices from HOME, a community-based oral history project coordinated by the Thompson Free Library and funded by a grant from the Maine Community Foundation.