Maine State Archives Bicentennial Moments highlights UMaine

The Maine State Archives Bicentennial Moments project posted a 30-second video about the origins of Maine’s land grant university. 

The video includes historical and current photographs and the following script: “The United States Land Grant College Act of 1862 resulted in Maine having 210,00 acres to sell and to use the money to finance the Maine State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, today’s University of Maine. Gov. Samuel Cony signed the enabling legislation in February 1865.”

The PSAs, released seasonally, are posted on the Maine State Archives and Maine Bicentennial Commission websites.