Bicentennial Committee

2020 was Maine's 200th Birthday and also the Town of Kennebunk's 200th Birthday - founded just three month's after Maine became a state in 1820.

“It’s our goal as a committee to bring this milestone anniversary celebration to the streets of Kennebunk, for the people of Kennebunk,” said Kathy Ostrander Roberts, chairman of the Town’s Bicentennial Committee. “We plan to celebrate our community pride and recognize our town’s history with all of the many activities we have planned.”

To commemorate this very special occasion a series of virtual events were planned to minimize the risk of exposure of COVID-19. The videos from the virtual events are posted below.

Kennebunk Bicentennial Videos
Celebrating 200 Years
The Legacy Project
A Musical Celebration
Hope Cemetery at 200
Museum in the Streets
The Making of the Bicentennial Quilt
Militia Life

Schedule of Virtual EventsBe a part of the celebrations here in Kennebunk: view the tabs on the left to see the projects the Committee is working on.  

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Committee Members

Title Term Expires
Kathy Ostrander Roberts Chair 12/31/21
Betsy MacDonald Vice Chair 12/31/21
J. Steve Hrehovcik Member 12/31/21
Angus Macauley Member 12/31/21
Lori Parkinson Member 12/31/21
Edward Trainer Member 12/31/21
Dana Pearson Member 12/31/21
Conrad Berdeen Alternate Member, Non-Resident 12/31/21
David Middleton Alternate Member, Non-Resident 12/31/21
Laura Dolce Chamber of Commerce Rep. Ex-Officio
Cynthia Walker Brick Store Museum Rep. Ex-Officio
Merton Brown Town Clerk, Staff Rep. Ex-Officio
Linda Johnson Events Coordinator, Staff Rep. Ex-Officio
L. Blake Baldwin Select Board Liaison