The State of Maine Bicentennial Time Capsule

The State of Maine Bicentennial Time Capsule will include items of interest related to Maine's 200 years of statehood, to be formally sealed at the end of 2021 and installed at the Maine State Library.

Maine Bicentennial Time Capsule

The Dirigo Star, created by the Composites Laboratory at the University of Maine, will be placed on a Maine granite base with a Dirigo banner unfurled in front, all atop a Maine Heritage Timber custom-made cabinet. 

Time Capsule Keepers will be enlisted to participate in the sealing ceremony (date TBD), plan for additions to the capsule in future milestone statehood anniversaries, and ensure the capsule's public opening on Statehood Day 2120. 

If you share Maine's birthday of March 15, you are invited to become a Time Capsule Keeper. Learn more in this Letter from our Chairman, Senator Bill Diamond.

Sign up by filling out this form. (You must print the form and fill it out by hand; parent/guardian signatures required for minors). If you have any questions, email us at .

View the Dirigo Star unveiling at the University of Maine on Statehood Day, March 15, 2021:

Click here to view the full video of the Dirigo Star unveiling ceremony.