BECAUSE A 200TH BIRTHDAY ONLY HAPPENS ONCE!
March 15, 2020 marks the Bicentennial of Maine's statehood. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to:
- explore how our state today is shaped by 200 years of statehood, 13,000 years of human settlement, and eons of geologic activity;
- celebrate our vital present; and
- envision a promising future.
The path to statehood echoes many issues in Maine today, and tied Maine to key national events and issues: the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Missouri Compromise, and, eventually, the Civil War.
Hover over the icons below to find what you’re looking for, from fun facts for kids...to historical photos, videos and articles...to places where Maine history was made that you can visit today.
Watch videos about the many fascinating events and people involved in Maine's becoming the 23rd State, and those making history here and on the national stage in the subsequent two centuries.