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Maine Bicentennial will go on in 2021

Maine turned 200 in 2020, and a slew of events celebrating the anniversary of statehood were put off because of the pandemic
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Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 9:50 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - 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 2020, 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 the state capital of Augusta.

There’s also a “Time Capsule Sneak Peek and Participation Kickoff” event slated for some time in the spring.

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