Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference


Thursday, May 30 to Saturday, June 1, 2019

A majority of voters in the District of Maine cast votes to separate from Massachusetts in July 1819, and Maine became the twenty-third state in March 1820. As we approach the bicentennial, conference organizers hope to encourage public reflection and a deeper understanding of the meaning of the relatively distant past for the present and future of the state of Maine and its people.

The entire conference is open to the public for a nominal fee to partially offset reception and meal expenses. A conference registration system will be available online in early spring 2019.

For students and representatives of cultural organizations to present during the Maine History Festival (on the second afternoon of the Conference, just prior ot the Keynote), please contact the Festival Committee Chair, Libby Bischof at: elizabeth.bischof @

For more information, access the Printable PDF Conference Program or see the Event Information area below.

For further inquiries about the Conference, please contact Professor Liam Riordan, Department of History, University of Maine at: riordan @

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