First Parish Meetinghouse Milestones in History

1718 - Biddeford incorporated as a town
1759 - Structure built at this site
1776 - Declaration of Independence read from meetinghouse
1820 - Maine becomes a state
1840 - Major renovations to the meetinghouse.  Organ is donated.
1855 - Biddeford adopts city form of government
1920 - 19th Amendment is passed, giving women the right to vote
1970 - Biddeford Historical Society takes ownership of First Parish Meetinghouse
2018 - Biddeford Historical Society celebrates 50 years of historic conservation and programs

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