Western Maine Foothills Community Archive is a collaboration between Norway Memorial Library and West Paris Public Library

Help us document life in the Western Maine Foothills during the COVID-19 pandemic by contributing to our Emergency Archive.  We welcome anything created by you including audio or video diaries, journal entries, letters, photographs, drawings, personal recollections, and interviews with friends and family.

Please contribute your materials using the "Contribute an Item" tab. Having trouble? Use the "Contact Us" tab to send us a message, and one of us will get in touch. Need help getting started? Look at the "Suggested Questions" tab for ideas. Thank you for contributing!

We also invite you to share stories about living through other times of emergency and upheaval. What personal memories or stories of community resilience do you have of those times? How have past events prepared you for our current period of crisis?

Recently Added Items

How COVID Affected My Life in 2020

A wife's heartfelt account of her husband being in and passing in a nursing home during COVID. She also discusses the aftermath of this, how different…

A Social Distancing Sign of the Times on Eastern Promenade

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Social distancing rules sign located at Eastern Promenade in Portland, Maine.

Dedicated Shoppers

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People standing outside Trader Joe's waiting to shop; social distancing style