Sesquicentennial Steering Committee

Maynard’s 50th Anniversary in 1921

The Sesquicentennial Steering Committee is an ad-hoc committee formed by the Town Administrator for the purposes of planning the 150th Anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Maynard in 2021.

This committee was formed in September 2017 and generally meets on the first Monday of the month.  The Steering Committee provides quarterly updates to the Board of Selectmen.

The Sesquicentennial slogan is:


Maynard: 150 Years of Community and Culture


Participate in Maynard’s 150th Anniversary

Civic Group Collaboration Session – March 9th, 6pm – Sanctuary hall (Main Street)

On March 9, 2020, at 6pm, the Maynard Sesquicentennial Committee will hold its monthly meeting at Sanctuary, and invites local organizations and civic groups to join us to learn how to get involved.

We invite you to celebrate Maynard’s history by collaborating on the town’s 150th celebration in 2020 and 2021. The 150th committee will plan several marquee events and programs between April 2020 and September 2021 which we would be thrilled to have your participation in. Additionally, we are hoping you can think of ways your organization might incorporate the 150th into your own events and programming. For example, for the 2020 Sip and Stroll, the window competition could have an 1871 theme.  Similarly, the Christmas Parade could include historic vehicles, floats, etc. highlighting the town’s history. The Maynard town library might create a display of historic books and documents illustrating the period of the town’s founding.

We imagine you will have your own ideas, which we would love to hear. To that end, we would like to invite you to join us for an informational evening at which we will share our loose timeline of events and plans. Our hope is to both share our plans with you to keep you apprised of the upcoming activity, but also to inspire you to join us in commemorating Maynard’s 150 years of history in whatever ways you are able.

We are hoping you will join us on March 9, 2020 at Sanctuary.

How You Can Help

The Sesquicentennial Steering Committee is seeking help from residents and businesses to help make our celebration is a success.  We are actively seeking people to help out in the following areas:

  • Anniversary Parade (tentatively scheduled for late September 2021): we are seeking people interested in helping us organize the parade: getting organizations and businesses to participate with floats, etc., organizing marching bands and other musical entertainment, coordinating with public safety.
  • Celebration Concert (tentatively schedule for September 18 or 25, 2021): we are seeking individuals who can help book artist(s) for a concert (probably at Alumni Field), advertising, coordinating refreshments, restrooms and public safety.

We are organizing a few subcommittees to help bring all the pieces together for a great celebration.  If you would like to become part of the planning teams, please fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you on when/how you can help.


Steering Committee Members

  • Molly Bergin, co-chair
  • Lindsay McConchie, co-chair
  • Lisa Dahill
  • Paula Copley
  • Donald James
  • David Mark
  • Jen Picorelli
  • Ellen Duggan
  • Charles Caragianes – Maynard Public Schools
  • David Griffin – Maynard Historical Society

Meeting Agendas and Minutes