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

 

maynard150.org

 

Participate in Maynard’s 150th Anniversary

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.







     

    Sesquicentennial Book!

    The Maynard 150th Committee wrote a book about the history of Maynard! To commemorate the Town’s 150th anniversary in 2021, “Maynard Massachusetts: A Brief History” has just been published, and is available for sale just in time for the holidays.

    As we approach the Town’s 150th birthday, it’s worth asking: How much history can be written about one small town? This book summarizes the first one hundred years, plunges into in-depth content about what has happened in the following fifty years, and includes a crystal ball peek at what might happen in the next fifty. Together, the text and images provide a frame of reference for the people of Maynard to understand where we are now and how we got there.

    Cost: $22 (All proceeds go to the Maynard Sesquicentennial Committee in support of the celebration of Maynard’s 150th anniversary in 2021)

    The book will be available for sale at the Maynard Library on November 21 from 10am to noon. If you can’t make that date, email Lindsayhm@gmail.com to arrange another option. Pay on site by cash, check or in advance on Venmo: (send $22 to @Maynard150 and include your name and “Maynard 150th book” in the note).  Make checks out to “Town of Maynard” and on the memo line
    put “150th Book”.

    Questions? Email Lindsayhm@gmail.com

     

    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

    2020

    2019

    2018

    2017

     

    Resources