Maida Barton Follini

Maida is a Connecticut Yankee transplanted to Nova Scotia in 1980. Her interests include Genealogy and History, and she edits a Family Newsletter circulated to over 100 kinfolk. While living in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Maida wrote a series on the history of churches in Cumberland County, and a monthly column for the Amherst Daily News. Her poem, “Osprey’s Call” won the Cumberland County Library’s poetry writing contest, and she has had several poems published in journals of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Moving to Dartmouth, N.S. in 2008, Maida volunteers at the Dartmouth Heritage Museum, where she edits the Museum Gazette. She has authored the museum pamphlet “A Quaker Odyssey: The Migration of Quaker Whalers from Nantucket, Massachusetts to Dartmouth Nova Scotia and Milford Haven, Wales.”