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maine200 signature events
The Maine Bicentennial Commission is sponsoring five major events to celebrate Maine200:
The public is invited to join us for an afternoon of speeches, music, poems, birthday cake and much more. New date TBA.
may 16, 2020
An historic parade celebrating Maine's veterans, youth, and culture, with floats, bands and more from across Maine.
June 21-july 20, 2020
up & DOWN the coast
Ports of call will include Bangor, Belfast, Boothbay Harbor, Bucksport, Castine, Portland, Rockland, and Searsport.
A collection of items installed on the State Capitol grounds for future generations to discover. More details coming soon!
Check our calendar to make plans for your family to attend the dozens of fun and educational Bicentennial events all over Maine!
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Submissions must be open and accessible to the public, relevant to the bicentennial commemoration, and include a title, brief description, and image. Events listed on this calendar are not necessarily endorsed by the Maine Bicentennial Commission. Get more information on applying for a Maine200 endorsement of your event.
Art Exhibit: “Bangor 1820: Maine’s Bicentennial—past, present, future”
Apr 1, 2020
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401
To celebrate Maine’s Bicentennial, the Bangor Public Library is reviving an idea used by the Bangor-Brewer Tuberculosis and Health Association during the last few decades of the 20th century. This organization commissioned an artist to create a work that could be turned into a bookmark.
STATE OF MIND: BECOMING MAINE
Apr 1, 2020 to Jan 30, 2021
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine
20 x 20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History
Apr 1, 2020 to Oct 25, 2020
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Portland Museum of Art, Portland ME
20x20: Marking 200 Years of Maine History represents the PMA’s contribution to this anniversary by presenting twenty stories of Maine’s past, present, and future for 200 years of statehood.
Kennebec Historical Society’s April Program "Four Governors from Readfield"
Apr 15, 2020
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
The Kennebec Historical Society April Presentation is free to the public. The presentation will be followed by some light refreshments and take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jewett Hall Auditorium, located at 46 University Drive on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta.
Capt. Anders Anderson: A Penobscot Bay Schooner Captain
Apr 19, 2020
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Camden Public Library, Camden, ME
The Camden Public Library, in partnership with the Camden-Rockport Historical Society, will co-host a program on the life of schooner captain Captain Anders Anderson.
Maine’s 200: Music of Early Maine
Apr 23, 2020
2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland ME
This is the DaPonte String Quartet’s tribute to Maine’s Bicentennial. We are joined by guest artist Eric LaPerna, percussion for a program that highlights significant events along Maine’s pre-statehood timeline (from the 16th to the early 19th centuries), with selected music to share some of the cultural influences.