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Governor Mills kicks off maine's bicentennial celebration with a visit to the county

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Vote on Maine statehood was far from assured two centuries ago

Every attempt over the previous 30 years to separate from Massachusetts had failed until July 26, 1819 – 200 years ago this week. Read more.

Celebrating Historic Maine Landmarks during Bicentennial

The Maine Historic Preservation Commission is looking for the places where in 1819 Mainers voted to leave Massachusetts. See the Full Video.

lewiston-auburn to host bicentennial parade in 2020

The Bicentennial Commission has announced that Lewiston-Auburn will be hosting the official State of Maine Bicentennial Parade in spring 2020. Read more.

q&a with Jason libby about the maine bicentennial

Maine Bicentennial Commission member Jason Libby speaks with Antiques and the Arts Weekly about Maine history and the bicentennial. Read Jason's Q&A here!

What to know about maine's upcoming bicentennial

Preparations for Maine’s bicentennial year are already well underway for the committee formed to plan official state events. Read more.

As Maine approaches its big 2-0-0, let the planning begin

Cultural organizations are putting together events, exhibits and other programs to mark the state's bicentennial. Read more

Maine Bicentennial celebration plans announced

The Maine Bicentennial Commission introduced the website, logo and slogan "Leading The Way" which will be used for the next two years of planning and celebration. Read more.

Maine launches campaign to celebrate 200th birthday

The State of Maine will turn 200 in 2020 and the work to celebrate the bicentennial is well underway, including a new website that launched Tuesday. Read more.

Planning underway for Maine's bicentennial celebration

It's still about a year and a half away, but planning is underway for Maine’s bicentennial celebration. Read more.


Maine Ready To Start Planning For Bicentennial Celebration

PORTLAND, Maine — The commission charged with commemorating Maine’s upcoming bicentennial is ready to begin planning the celebration. Read more.

media resources

press Release

The Maine Bicentennial Commission announces the first round of Community Grant awards. 

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See list of Community Grant recipients.


Press Release

Governor Janet T. Mills, Maine Bicentennial Commission launches Community Grants Program. Read more.

Press Release

The Maine Bicentennial Commission announces plans for Kickoff Day. Read more.

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Media Advisory: Maine Bicentennial Commission to launch website, outreach campaign. Read more.

press kit

Info & Resources, Leadership Details, Background Information, Accomplishments and Goals. Read more.


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