Maine at 200

#GivingTuesday

Maine’s bicentennial year is an invitation to take stock, to look back with new eyes at what’s already happened, to look around with renewed care at what’s happening now, and to grapple with big questions. Join the MHC on this #GivingTuesday to support rural programming in towns statewide celebrating and reflecting on what Maine’s bicentennial means… Read more

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Maine at 200

Maine’s bicentennial year is an invitation to take stock, to look back with new eyes at what’s already happened, to look around with renewed care at what’s happening now, and to grapple with big questions. We listened to communities around the state and chose four interrelated themes for our engagement with the bicentennial: Many Maines,… Read more

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The Big Question

At The Big Question, we jump started our year of inquiry, curiosity, and engagement with Maine’s bicentennial.  We view Maine’s bicentennial year, just a few months away, as an invitation to take stock, to look back with new eyes at what’s already happened, to look around with renewed care at what’s happening now, and to… Read more

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Audio | NEH Chairman Jon Peede

There’s something irresistible about an anniversary. Maine’s bicentennial, the centennial of women’s suffrage, the upcoming 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence: All invite public commemoration. But what are we doing when we mark these anniversaries? Celebrating our past? Interrogating it? Something else entirely? Presented in partnership by the Maine Humanities Council,… Read more

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Bicentennial or Bust

2020 marks the 200th anniversary of Maine’s statehood. This bicentennial moment provides a unique opportunity for communities all over the state to think about their history, how it has shaped the way we live here now, and how we might collectively envision the future of our state.   Thank you for joining us in Hermon… Read more

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