Hallowell 1820: A Celebration of Maine’s Bicentennial


“Our City” History Day at Hall-Dale Elementary School
March 13, 2020 Organized by Hallowell Citizens Initiative Committee

Hallowell Bicentennial Kickoff – Pre-party Party!

(Bicentennial Celebration in Augusta is the next day)Benjamin Vaughan and the Creation of the State Seal by Ron Kley, A Tale of Two Capitals – Hallowell vs Augusta by Earle Shettleworth, JR., Maine State Historian. March 14, 2020, 2:00 p.m., Old South Congregational Church Sponsored by Row House in cooperation with the Bicentennial Committee

Hallowell’s Declaration of Independence Broadside On Display
March 14, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Hall-Dale Elementary School
Organized by Hallowell Citizens Initiative Committee

Farmer & Federalist: Benjamin Vaughan, Statehood, & The Maine Identity
Online Exhibit Goes “Live”

April 1, 2020 at vaughanhomestead.org
Created by Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead

Revival of The Blue Stocking Club, Honoring The Women of Early Hallowell
Fall Lecture and Book Series – September 24, October 15 and November 12
Coordinated by The Hubbard Free Library & Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead


Vaughan Homestead in 1820: House and Grounds Tours
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. July – August, Reservations Required
Presented by Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead

Hallowell in 1820:  An Interpretive Tour – Old Hallowell Day

July 18, 2020 – details to come
Sponsored by Row House


Theatrical Performance

Friday, March 15, 2020 Gaslight Theater opens a season of Maine playwrights with a

performance of Last Gas by John Cariani, the first production of Maine’s bicentennial

year, directed by Lucille Rioux.

Maine Artists Honor the State Seal, Art Exhibit & Opening Reception
June 20, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Opening Reception, Vaughan Homestead
Exhibit open throughout July – hours at vaughanhomestead.org
Presented by The Harlow Gallery & Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead

Granite Symposium

September 12-21, Stephens Commons

Sponsored by Vision Hallowell


Old Hallowell Day

July 18, 2020  Bicentennial Parade, crafts, music, fireworks

Old Hallowell Day Committee

Maine Birthday Party
July 19, 2020, Vaughan Field
Hosted by Old Hallowell Day Committee

Visit historichallowell.org for updates and additions.