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200 Recipes for Maine's 200th Birthday

january 2, 2020

A cookbook is being put together, celebrating 200 years of Maine recipes.


these foodies want you to raid grandma's recipe box
for her best maine recipes

november 27, 2019

Fiddleheads. Needhams. Bean-hole beans. Blueberry pie. Those iconic Maine treats are just some of the recipes that are likely to be included in a planned cookbook, “The Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook: 200 Recipes Celebrating Maine’s Culinary Past, Present, & Future,” due out sometime in 2020, Maine’s bicentennial year.


state unveils commemorative coin for maine's 200th anniversary

november 26, 2019

Maine has an official commemorative coin to celebrate the state's 200th anniversary.


maine's bicentennial coin unveiled

november 25, 2019

One side of the coin shows a moose in the foreground and Mount Kineo and Moosehead Lake in the background.


state unveils commemorative coin for maine's 200th anniversary

november 25, 2019

Bicentennial Commission Chair Senator Bill Diamond unveiled it Monday at the capitol. The commission actually presented two different types of coins celebrating Maine's big birthday, which is next year.


senator diamond to unveil maine bicentennial coin

november 21, 2019

“From the beginning, we received requests for a commemorative coin to mark this historic anniversary of Maine’s Statehood,” said Sen. Diamond. 


Governor Mills kicks off maine's bicentennial celebration 

July 30, 2019

Gov. Janet Mills kicked off celebrations for Maine’s 200th year of statehood on Tuesday with a visit to the Star City.



Vote on Maine statehood was far from assured two centuries ago

July 29, 2019

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


Celebrating Historic Maine Landmarks during Bicentennial

July 9, 2019

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


lewiston-auburn to host bicentennial parade in 2020

may 27, 2019

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

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q&a with Jason libby about the maine bicentennial

march 26, 2019

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

march 7, 2019

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

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

February 11, 2019

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

Press releases

december 19, 2019

State of Maine Bicentennial Parade Launch Event with Poland Spring.

december 17, 2019

The Maine Bicentennial Commission will announce the State of Maine Bicentennial Parade presenting sponsor on December 19, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the Poland Spring Museum, in Poland.

The parade will take place on May 16, 2020, in Lewiston and Auburn.

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november 21, 2019

Sen. Diamond to unveil the bicentennial coin Monday, November, 25th at the Maine State House in Augusta.

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november 7, 2019

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

Read More  Community Grant Recipients

july 30, 2019

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

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july 12, 2019

Governor Janet Mills will join the Maine Bicentennial Commission in launching the commemoration of the State of Maine bicentennial, at events across the state on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

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press kit

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

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