Wayland’s yearlong 375th anniversary celebration kicked off on June 15.
Anniversary events include speeches at the Old North Cemetery, historical tours and scavenger hunts, exhibits at the Grout-Heard House, a family carnival and circus, and an appearance by the Myth Makers, an artistic performance duo.
“I have three goals for the anniversary,” said event chairwoman Mary Antes. “One is to understand the history, one is to have fun, and the third is to try to bring the community together to appreciate the town we live in.” Next
One of Massachusetts’ youngest communities turns 125 this year.
Avon, which was originally East Stoughton, separated from Stoughton due to residents’ concerns about water and fire protection.
The town’s yearlong celebration, called “Celebrating our past...Looking to our future,” includes concerts, field days, fireworks, a Birthday Ball, a Grand Parade and holiday programs. Next
The town of Lexington kicked off its 300th anniversary celebration during an opening day festival held Sept. 22, 2012.
As part of the festival, the entire town was invited for an "All-Town Photo" taken on the track at Lexington High School.
The town held a “LexCelebrate” event, which included a community dance, author talks, a mock Town Meeting, and a visit by the Mass. Memories Road Show, in mid-March 2013.
Pembroke's 300th anniversary celebraration has come to a close, but some are hoping to keep alive the civic pride they say was stirred by the parade, fireworks, and other festivities in the year-long observance.
Pictured: the Sept. 23 parade
Weston might be best known today as a wealthy enclave with more than its fair share of famous sports figures, but over three centuries of existence it has also been home to dairy farms, a pipe organ factory, and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Anne Sexton.
With the reading of the Town Proclamation Jan. 12, Weston embarked on a year-long 300th anniversary celebration that will be filled with concerts, a cycling tour, fireworks, and even a commemorative postage stamp.
This archival photo looks east along Boston Post Road to Weston's "Town Square," the location of Cutting's general store (left), the old Town Hall, and the 1840 First Parish Church, which was replaced in 1888 by the present-day stone church on the same site.
Duxbury commemorated its 375th anniverary in 2012 with a clambake, summer festival, town picnic, candlelight concert, essay contest, and an updated and revised edition of Henry A. Fish's "Duxbury Ancient and Modern," a key source on Duxbury’s earliest home sites and by-ways. Next
Wayland’s 375th Committee will host a year-long celebration for the town beginning in June 2013 and ending in June 2014. Next
The 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee was appointed in 2010 by the town of Hopkinton Board of Selectmen and is charged with planning and coordinating activities commemorating the town’s incorporation on December 13, 1715. The town will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2015. Next
Hingham celebrated its 375th anniversary starting in September 2009 and culminating in September 2010.
Pictured: Built in 1681, Hingham's Old Ship Meeting House is the oldest church in continuous use in New England. Back to the beginning
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