HISTORY OF THE MAINE WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME
The Maine Women’s Hall of Fame was established in 1990, and is co-sponsored by the BPW/Maine Futurama Foundation and the University of Maine Augusta. Several Foundation trustees have volunteered their time and attention to the Hall of Fame, along with their stewardship of the Futurama Foundation scholarships awarded annually to Maine women.
The Hall of Fame is dedicated to women who have met these specific criteria: The woman’s achievements have had a significant statewide impact, significantly improved the lives of women in Maine, and her contribution has enduring value for women.
Nominations are submitted by a variety of organizations, businesses, or individuals. The deadline for nominations is December 1st. An independent panel of judges reviews the nominations with careful consideration to select one or two honorees to be inducted each year.
Each year’s ceremony is held at the University of Maine at Augusta on the third Saturday of March, in observance of Women’s History Month. The University has generously provided a site in the Bennett D. Katz Library for the display of photographs and citations for each honoree. A Silver Tea is held prior to the ceremony to honor our new and previous honorees.