Planning underway for Maine's bicentennial celebration

    Maine 200

    It's still about a year and a half away, but planning is underway for Maine’s bicentennial celebration.

    2020 will mark 200 years since Maine achieved statehood.

    A commission charged with planning the celebration called “Maine 200” unveiled the bicentennial's official slogan on Tuesday, which is “Leading the Way.”

    "Maine's been a part of a lot of global events over the last two years. So, this is an opportunity for us to not only celebrate commemorate that, but also reflect on who we are as Mainers, as a state and also where we're going into the future. So, over the next couple years, we're going to be doing an awful lot of programs that bring people together and contemplate what it means to be a state,” Secretary of State Matt Dunlap said.

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