A bicentennial-themed potato barrel display overlooks the Fort Fairfield's Main Street in this Aug. 20, 2020, file photo. Credit: Melissa Lizotte / Presque Isle Star-Herald

Maine’s celebration of its 200th anniversary will go on after all, albeit a year later than originally planned because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Maine turned 200 in 1820, and a slew of events celebrating the anniversary of statehood were put off because of the pandemic. The Maine Bicentennial Commission said a slate of events is scheduled for later this year as part of the “200-Plus-One” campaign.

The tentative schedule includes a Maine Statehood Day Ceremony during the summer in Augusta. There’s also a “Time Capsule Sneak Peek and Participation Kickoff” event slated for some time in the spring.

Organizers said firm dates will be made available as they are set.

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