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Maine History Maker Award 2021 - Honoring the L. L. Bean Family

Recorded on May 6, 2021

On Thursday, May 6th, 2021 the Maine Historical Society celebrated the L. L. Bean Family as the 2021 Maine History Maker. L.L.Bean has had a profound impact on shaping Maine’s identity, iconic brand, and our nation's relationship to the outdoors. Leon Leonwood Bean's love of the outdoors, business drive, and story laid the foundation. Continued family leadership has built L.L.Bean into a modern corporation that has driven Maine's economy and defined its image to the world for more than a century. Throughout, family members have given back to the Maine community through volunteerism, philanthropy, and their corporate leadership.