How Maine Became a State: The Story of Maine's Path to Statehood

Jan 9, 2020

This year marks the bicentennial of Maine as a state. We preview some of the upcoming events during the state’s yearlong celebration of this 200th birthday and learn how Maine became a state.


This program is part of Maine Calling’s yearlong series of shows relating to Maine’s bicentennial.


Earle Shettleworth, Maine historian, appointed as the sixth state historian by Gov. John Baldacci in 2004 and reappointed four years later.

Liam Riordan, early American historian, specializes in the broad Revolutionary era (ca. 1760-1830), University of Maine faculty member since 1997