Hallowell 1820: A Celebration of Maine’s Bicentennial
Maine is celebrating its bicentennial in 2020, and “Old Hallowell” has a great story to tell!
It is the birthplace of the Maine State Seal and the State Capital for a few brief hours.
The City’s celebration begins with a display of its copy of the Declaration of Independence on March 13 at the HallDale Elementary School.
Then the City pops the cork with a Bicentennial Preparty. The State’s official celebration is Sunday, March 15 present a double feature:
- Benjamin Vaughan and the Creation of the State Seal, a talk by Ron Kley
- The saga A Tale of Two Capitals – Hallowell vs Augusta featuring Earle Shettleworth, JR., Maine State Historian.
Check the Hallowell State Bicentennial Calendar for more information.