Statehood Day Ceremony
You are invited to join Governor Janet T. Mills and the Maine Bicentennial Commission for the Statehood Day Ceremony, a historic commemoration of Maine’s 200 anniversary of statehood.
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap will be the MC and Bicentennial Commission Chairman Sen. Bill Diamond will give welcoming remarks.
The program will feature the Maine Army National Guard colorguard, a land recognition with Maulian Dana of the Penobscot Nation, a review of Maine's story with State Historian Earle Shettleworth, reflections from Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum, addresses from our Congressional delegation, and performances by the combined Bicentennial Choir and Bangor Symphony Orchestra, debuting the specially commissioned piece by Colin Britt "So Also We Sing: A Maine Trilogy."
The event will also include the unveiling of the United States Postal Service Bicentennial Postage Stamp and birthday cake provided by Hannaford Supermarkets.
Come early to get a seat and purchase some Maine200 merchandise—this event is open to the public and Maine Public Broadcasting will show it on air, live.