Maine's Bicentennial 2020
2020 is Maine's bicentennial year of statehood. To celebrate the history of our 200 years as a state, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate will be showcasing historical artifacts from the First Maine Senate of 1820 throughout the year.
We hope you enjoy what we were able to find!
First Session Day of the First Maine Senate - May 31, 1820:
Register of the Senators from the 1st Maine Legislature:
Joint Standing Committees with Senate Appointments:
Governor William King's remarks to a Joint Convention of the Senate and House of Representatives from June 2, 1820. It was the first "State of the State Address" for Maine: