In 1865 the Maine legislature passed a bill creating Maine's land grant university. On Feb. 24, 2015 nearly 700 people enjoyed birthday cake celebrating the University of Maine's 150th anniversary. The event held in the Memorial Union also included the opening of a new display in the Spirit Room detailing the history of UMaine's mascot, Bananas.
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Division of Marketing and Communications, "UMaine's 150th Birthday Celebration" (2015). General University of Maine Publications. 1699.
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