Maine Genealogical Society
Oct
7
12:30 PM12:30

Maine Genealogical Society

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (map)
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The Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society hosts author and personal historian Meghan Vigeant of Hope, Maine. Vigeant will share insights and play audio recordings about life and storytelling gathered from the elders she has worked with over the years. 

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Mini-Memoir Day at Skidompha
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Mini-Memoir Day at Skidompha

Stories to Tell is giving away free mini-memoirs on Wednesday September 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, Maine. Mini-memoirs are fee audio recordings of someone telling a personal story. Participants will receive a CD of their mini-memoir to take home and share with family, friends, and future generations. 

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Mini-Memoirs at Mini-Maker Faire
Sep
12
11:00 AM11:00

Mini-Memoirs at Mini-Maker Faire

We're running a Mini-Memoir booth at the Mini-Maker Faire on September 12 in Camden. Mini-memoirs are free audio recordings of someone telling a personal story in 10 minutes or less. Participants will receive a CD of their free mini-memoir to take home and share with family, friends, and future generations.

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Oct
9
5:00 PM17:00

Writing Your Memoir & Family History Book Basics

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This one-session workshop provides an overview of the steps involved in writing and publishing a memoir or family history book for you or your family. We’ll do a memoir writing exercise and discuss the benefits of writing and preserving family stories. We’ll cover tips and resources for writing, research, editing, book design, printing, and binding. 

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Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

Show & Tell (Camden)

"Show & Tell" for all ages on Tuesday, September 9, at 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library - Camden, Maine. Everyone remembers hauling a treasured possession to school and telling classmates why it mattered. The public is invited to bring old photos, letters, family mementos, or even an “ancient” artifact to show and tell the stories behind these items. Participants have shared all kinds of interesting items and stories of haunted paintings, juicy teenage diary entries, Grammy & Grampy’s jammies, a baby grand Steinway piano, musical recordings, special books, and a journal from 1810 with stories about the crazy neighbor lady.

Anyone is welcome to join in the fun and become part of the conversation. Participants do not have to show and tell; they can just look and listen. The event is free and promised to be fun with stories that will warm the heart.

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Six-Word Memoirs at the Mini-Maker Faire
Sep
6
10:00 AM10:00

Six-Word Memoirs at the Mini-Maker Faire

Write and illustrate your story in just six words. Personal historian Meghan Vigeant and artist Alexis Iammarino will be on hand to guide the writing and design of an  illustrated six-word memoir. Participants will have the option of having their finished pieces photographed and shared with the community, possibly online or as a book.

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