Emergency Archive


Emergency Archive


Stories, images, audio recordings, and other materials documenting life in the Heart of Maine during the COVID-19 pandemic and other times of emergency and upheaval.




COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-


Penobscot County (Me.)
Piscataquis County (Me.)
Somerset County (Me.)

Collection Items

Four Hundred Thousand
Iron oxide, charcoal and tea on paper.

True Value Holiday Window
True Value Hardware in Dover-Foxcroft asked kids to help decorate the store window to bring a little extra joy and magic to Main Street.

Happy New Year from Bob's Farm, Home and Garden
Chalkboards at Bob's Farm, Home and Garden in Dover-Foxcroft with Happy New Year message, curbside number, and advertisements for ice melt and tea products.

Sign for Outside Christmas Eve Service
Sign at Simple Sacks in Brownville reading: "Brownville Church Christmas Eve Service *Outside* 6 PM Masks / Distancing."

Festive Food Packing
Volunteers prepare bags of potatoes and get in the festive spirit before a Commodities Supplemental Food Distribution at PRFC.

Holiday COVID-19 Prevention Messages
Digital messages displayed by the town of Dover-Foxcroft in December 2020. Messages read: "Stay 6' apart (one reindeer)" "MASK UP" "DELIVER PRESENTS - NOT COVID" and "Santa-tize."

2020 Stink, Stank, Stunk
Grinch-themed artwork decorating the Tradewinds Marketplace in Milo, including the Grinch's hand holding a face mask with the words "2020 Stink, Stank, Stunk."

Breakfast with Santa Flyer
Flyer advertising Breakfast with Santa, a Penquis Valley High School Class of 2021 Fundraiser.

Information about holiday events planned for Milo's Hometown Holidays on December 5, 2020. Events include a drive-thru breakfast at Penquis Valley High School, the Hometown Holidays Lights Parade, and pictures with Santa at the Community Christmas…

Volunteers Helping with Food Distribution
November 24th, 2020. Pictured: a handful of the 21 volunteers that helped the Special Food Distribution Ship run so smoothly that day. We were able to distribute food to 603 households. That's about 1,654 people. It was definitely cold that day, but…
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