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Bicentennial series kicks off at the Camden library Jan. 19

Jan 08, 2020
David Cheever

Camden — The Camden Public Library will host the first of a monthly series of talks throughout 2020, celebrating Maine’s Bicentennial, Sunday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. in the library’s Picker Room.

David Cheever, in his talk “Ready or Not: Statehood Comes to Maine” will reveal the tumultuous story of Maine’s road to statehood — from before 1820 and leading up to the outbreak of the Civil War. Cheever is currently serving as vice chairman of the Maine Bicentennial Commission. He is a deputy secretary of state for public outreach and civic engagement, and recently completed his second six-year term as Maine state archivist. He is a member of the Collections Committee of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission, the national organization preparing the 250th anniversary of the birth of the U.S.

Sunday afternoon talks are co-hosted by the Camden-Rockport Historical Society. For more information on this program and others in the series, visit


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