The museum begins its celebration of Maine’s bicentennial on March 14, 2020 with the opening of a new exhibit, currently in development and design. The exhibition, Regional Struggle, National Story: Maine’s Path to Statehood, tells a multi-layered story of the many forces and interests that shaped the state and the people living on its lands and shores. Many objects and documents never before seen will be featured in the exhibit, which will run throughout 2020.

The exhibit is funded in part through a generous grant from the Maine Bicentennial Commission. Stay tuned for more tantalizing previews of what’s in store!

One of the objects slated for Regional Struggle, National Story: Maine’s Path to Statehood is this Maine militia flag dating from 1822

Maine State Museum