Bath is celebrating Maine’s Bicentennial! 

Here are some of the ways our area’s organizations are marking this special year!


Main Street Bath; “Family Friendly Bicentennial Bean Brunch”

Sponsored in partnership with the Bath Housing Authority

What: Come enjoy a Free Old Fashioned Bean Supper at lunch time so you can bring your children and celebrate this special year together! Floor games for littles and a Barber Shop Quartet will entertain. Speakers Sean Paulhus and Zac McDorr will give short but interesting talks about Bath’s connection with the Bicentennial. Beans, breads, desserts and ciders will be available for all and for free!

Where: Moses Block, “The Old Rec Center” (Up the stairs next to the left of J’Adore Consignment).

When: Saturday, March 14th from 11am-2pm.

How Much: The only admission is your smile and a donation to the Local Food Pantry (we will have a collection box to go to the Food Bank).

Link: Coming Soon!


Maine’s First Ship: Bicentennial Baked Bean Supper

What: The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Maine’s First Ship, and the Merrymeeting Gleaners present a community Baked Bean Supper in honor of the State of Maine’s Bicentennial. Menu provided by celebrity chefs and community contributions.

Where: Maine’s First Ship, the Freight Shed on Commercial Street.

How much: Community Dinner is offered in Support of Local Food Security:  Please bring a contribution for the Bath Area Food Bank or the Backpack Program.  Most needed items are:  canned chicken, canned tuna, peanut butter, canned fruit in juice, boxed pasta, pasta sauce, and baked beans (!).

Link: Click Here!



Patten Free Library : Bicentennial Lecture Series

What: A year-long lecture series celebrating 200 years of Maine history with the following institutions: Bath Historical Society, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Maine’s First Ship, Maine Maritime Museum, Patten Free Library, and Sagadahoc Preservation Inc.

Where: Patten Free Library

Link: Click here for the Brochure!


Main Street Bath: Bicentennial Block Party~!

What: A Block Party to bring EVERYONE who lives in or loves Bath. Enjoy street games, musicians, and food while we collect on Front Street. We will gather together to take an enormous drone photo of the whole town from our area photographer Dayne Dennett. The afternoon will cap off with a dedication and burial of a new Bath Time Capsule! More details on this event to follow.

Where: Front Street, Bath

When: Sunday, August 9th, from 3-5pm.

Link: Coming Soon!







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