WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - What started out as the Maine Literary and Theological Institution is now about to celebrate its 200th anniversary - as Colby College.
On Wednesday, the Waterville college will mark its bicentennial with special multimedia performances and an address by Colby's 19th president, William "Bro" Adams.
On Feb. 27, 1813, before Maine was a state, the Massachusetts Legislature adopted a petition to make what's now called Colby College the 33rd chartered college in the United States.
The private school, which enrolls 1,825 students, is the 12th-oldest independent liberal arts college in the nation.
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