It's Been a Year

The Maine Contemporary Archives Collaborative formed in April 2020 to support local efforts to document life in Maine during the COVID-19 pandemic. This exhibit provides a sampling from archival collections from around the state documenting the story of our past year. Click on a thumbnail image to view an item in more detail.

In March of 2020...

our lives changed...

we had to stay apart...

and we looked a little different...

we missed loved ones and suffered loss.

But we also found new ways to learn...

connect...

have fun...

find hope...

create and reflect...

and help one another.

George and Heidi Remy Christmas Letter

Remy, George and Remy, Heidi, “George and Heidi Remy Christmas Letter,” Franco-American Experiences in Maine

As we look back on the past year, the Maine Contemporary Archives Collaborative is thankful for all of the stories you've shared.

Now we want to know: How are you looking forward?

Contributors: Bangor Area Communty Archives Project, Belfast Free Library's COVID-19 Community Archives Project, Biddeford COVID-19 Community Archive, COA COVID-19 Community Archive Project, Franco-American COVID-19 Experiences in Maine, Heart of Maine Community Stories, How's Your Week Going? COVID-19 Story Archive, Isolating Together: Portland Public Library, Ogunquit Memorial Library's COVID-19 Archive, UMaine COVID-19 Community Archive, Western Maine Foothills Community Archive

It's Been a Year