HOME Bicentennial Project Fair

Spring 2020!


Get a jump start on HOME's Maine bicentennial celebration by attending the 2019 HOME Convention! The family-friendly workshop below will get your kids started on a special project to bring to the 2020 event. 


Lead the Way to 2020: A Maine Bicentennial Project for Your Family! 

Presenter: Kathleen Neumann (Maine Historical Society)

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019 

Time: 9:00 - 10:00am

Location: Samoset Resort


In this hands-on workshop, parents and children will learn how to use the primary sources and other tools available on Maine Memory Network and My Maine Stories to (1) research your local history and create a local 1820 - 2020 time-line for HOME's Bicentennial Project Fair (to be held during the convention in 2020) and (2) share your own Maine story on My Maine Stories. We will also discuss the educational tools and resources available for homeschool families on MMN and how you and/or your local historical society can become a contribution partner with MMN. Start your bicentennial project in this workshop, and bring your finished project to convention next year for a 2020 celebration!  


Resources for Your Project


Maine200 - The official website for the Maine Bicentennial Commission


Classroom resources available for Maine Statehood Day


Maine Memory Network - A project of the Maine Historical Society providing access to thousands of historical items belonging to over 270 organizations from across Maine


My Maine Stories - A participatory storytelling forum for sharing recollections about Maine


Maine History Online - Tells the stories of Maine and its people through essays, exhibits, historical images, documents, and objects drawn from Maine Memory Network and its more than 200 contributing organizations across the state.


Maine Archives and Museums


Maine Historical Society


Your Local Historical Society