Maine’s celebration of its 200th anniversary will go on after all, albeit a year later than originally planned because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Maine turned 200 in 1820, and a slew of events celebrating the anniversary of statehood were put off because of the pandemic. The Maine Bicentennial Commission said a slate of events is scheduled for later this year as part of the “200-Plus-One” campaign.
The tentative schedule includes a Maine Statehood Day Ceremony during the summer in Augusta. There’s also a “Time Capsule Sneak Peek and Participation Kickoff” event slated for some time in the spring.
Organizers said firm dates will be made available as they are set.