Show & Tell for Grownups in Camden

Aug 29, 2014
Meghan Vigeant

Camden — Personal historian Meghan Vigeant will host Show & Tell for Grownups Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Camden Public Library. Vigeant recently created a similar event at the Rockland library and would like to share the experience with the Camden audience.

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. At the last Show & Tell event, hosted by The Chowder House, participants shared all kinds of interesting items and stories of haunted paintings, juicy teenage diary entries, Grammy & Grampy’s jammies, a baby grand Steinway piano 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.

In addition to the upcoming Show & Tell, Vigeant, along with artist Alexis Immarino, will be guiding people to write six-word memoirs at the Farnsworth Art Museum booth of the Midcoast Mini Maker Faire Saturday, Sept. 6.

Vigeant is a writer, producer and personal historian who primarily works with individuals and families to write and privately publish their memoirs and family stories for younger generations. She said she loves this work because she finds everyone has an interesting story. There will be a giveaway drawing at the Camden Show & Tell; the winner will win a framed photo with a story of their show-and- tell adventure.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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