Find out how the Maine Suffrage Centennial Trail came to be, and hear the implementers tell their story.
In honor of the suffrage centennial, in 2020 the William G. Pomeroy Foundation awarded every state five roadside markers to commemorate suffragists and locations in which suffrage activity took place. In Maine, the Maine Suffrage Centennial Collaborative (MSCC) managed the process of identifying suffragists and locations, securing approval from the Pomeroy Foundation, and obtaining permission for markers to be erected. MSCC also fundraised separately to create two additional markers to commemorate suffrage activists from the Penobscot Nation and from the Black community in Bangor. The seven markers make up the "Maine Suffrage Centennial Trail."