Governor Mills to Kick Off Maine Bicentennial at Deering Oaks Park Next Week


A Space at Deering Oaks Park Near Where the Dedication Will Occur.

Some Members of the Bicentennial Commission at the Maine Historical Society Last October 2018.

Governor Janet Mills, the first woman governor of the state of Maine, will join Mayor Ethan Strimling and members of the Maine Bicentennial Commission to launch the comemoration of the State of Maine Bicentennial on Tuesday, July 30th at 2:30 pm – at Deering Oaks Park, Portland. 

The Portland event, one of four across the state that the Governor is attending that day, will feature the dedication of the Tricentennial PIne Grove and a reading of a Longfellow poem.

Bicentennial kick off day coincides with the 200th anniversary of the affirmative vote to separate the District of Maine from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in July of 1819.

The event will take place in the park closest to the intersection of Park Avenue and Deering Avenue – across from King Middle School – along King Court Drive.

Please see post dated October 9, 2018 herein on the Bicentennial celebration.