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march 15, 2021
umaine introduces Bicentennial time capsule

The Maine Bicentennial Commission accepted the 3-D Dirigo Star and invited time capsule keepers to sign up, during a ceremony at UMaine Monday.

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march 15, 2021
umaine unveils core component of Maine Bicentennial time capsule

The Maine Bicentennial Commission accepted the Dirigo Star, a 3-D composite replica of the symbol from our State seal, in a ceremony at UMaine Monday.

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october 2, 2018
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.
 
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october 2, 2018
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.
 
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october 2, 2018
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.

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october 2, 2018
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.

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press releases

AUGUST 13, 2021

The Maine Bicentennial Commission is pleased to announce that Gov. Janet Mills will be the grand marshal of the State of Maine Bicentennial Parade presented by Poland Spring on Saturday, Aug. 21 in Lewiston and Auburn.

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DECEMBER 30, 2020

The Maine Bicentennial Commission is looking forward to a postponed commemoration in 2021, with exact dates of the signature events and programs to be announced soon.

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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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september 21, 2018

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

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