A Retrospective Conversation with Kurt and Kelly Stokes of Dirigo Treasures Maine
Maine’s $20,000 Dirigo Treasure has finally been found! Where was it? Who found it? And what are the answers to the many puzzles & secrets of the game? What of the 7 Dirigo Stones?
Please welcome Kurt & Kelly Stokes, as they once again join us at Jesup Library for a final retrospective for Dirigo Treasures Maine, their $20,000 treasure hunt card game originally launched in December 2020 to celebrate Maine’s 200th anniversary. On this eve of the 3rd anniversary of their game, they will share answers and methodologies to many of the levels & puzzles within the treasure hunt, and they will play for the audience a video of the day and moment that both the Dirigo Treasure & the 7 Dirigo Stones were found. Mr. & Mrs. Stokes will also openly answer inside questions about the development of the game and will offer some additional must-do advice for future treasure hunt designers. Lastly, they will conclude with an exciting announcement!
Kurt & Kelly Stokes are owners of Dirigo Treasures, LLC, based in Newcastle, Maine. They have lived and traveled extensively in Maine for nearly 30 years. Puzzle & riddle enthusiasts, they have always had a fascination in their spare time with exploring the possibilities of attempting difficult projects which challenge the mind with their complexity and fulfill the heart with their potential to give back in part to the community. Kelly, a life-long educator, is currently the Director of Special Services at AOS93 in Damariscotta, Maine. Kurt, an INTJ personality by nature, currently works as a Grant Accountant for Spurwink. They share a 24-year-old son John, as well as three absolutely charming felines who are very much an inspiration: “Sassy”, “Lacey”, and “Mittens”.