Celebrating 250 years in Concord!

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While the present height of Concord’s snowbanks makes some wonder, we have to believe eventually the white stuff will melt away, and all things green and warm will return to Concord. In faith this really will happen, Concord 250 invites community members to join us Tuesday, March 3, at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers to talk summer. Specifically, we’re seeking representatives from all 10 Concord wards to help plan the citywide 250th anniversary celebration that will turn a spotlight on Concord the week of Aug. 10-16,. If you’re unable to attend but interested in helping to plan festivities in your ward for the City Celebration, please contact Kim Murdoch, Concord 250’s project manager, at ConcordNH250@gmail.com.


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Concord Chats, the roving series of informal history chats, appears next on Thursday, March 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Horseshoe Pond Place. Attendees will be transported back in time as they learn the history behind Page Belting Co., a Concord icon. Horseshoe Pond Place, located at 26 Commercial St., is the former historic home of Page Belting Co.


Concord Chats: An Evening with R.P. Hale at Concord City Auditorium (2/19/2015)

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Thanks so much to the Friends of the Concord City Auditorium for welcoming us so graciously on a frigid & blustery night! Much gratitude also to local Renaissance man, R.P. Hale, for delighting attendees with stories, history, humor, how-to’s, & good old-fashioned learning. Hope you can join us for the next Concord Chats event


Thanks to Merrimack County Savings Bank for hosting the kickoff to Concord Chats: Recent Books of Concord!

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On Thursday, February 5th, Merrimack County Savings Bank hosted the kickoff to the “Concord Chats: Our First 250 Years” series. We began with a look at “Recent Books of Concord” – meeting authors + editors representing Concord (NH) Historical Society‘s “Crosscurrents of Change: Concord, N.H. in the 20th Century,” The Concord Monitor‘s “Concord 250: Celebrating 250 Years of Concord History,” and “Legendary Locals of Concord” (scheduled for Spring 2015 publication).


Thank you to all who attended the Th. 1/15/15 Concord 250 Community Forum!

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Big thanks to the 40+ wonderful folks who joined us at the Concord 250 Community Forum on January 15th – so excited by the new ideas, new volunteers, + renewed commitment by all to work together toward a year-long 250th anniversary celebration worthy of our community. Next up: mark your calendar for the first “Concord Chats: Our First 250 Years” event on Th. 2/5, 6 pm at Merrimack County Savings Bank (The Merrimack), 89 North Main Street. Also, be sure to pick up Sunday’s edition ofThe Concord Monitor for the weekly “Concord 250 Watch.” Finally, stay tuned for info. on how to get your 250th anniversary commemorative license plates – design was revealed at the Community Forum + they’re in production now.


Cheers to 250 Years! New Years Eve Gala – thanks for helping make our official kickoff to Concord’s 250th anniversary year a terrific sold-out success!

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Concord’s 250th anniversary year kicked off in grand style at the sold-out Cheers to 250 Years! New Year’s Eve Gala, presented by Concord Family YMCA and Concord 250.  Attendees honored our community’s past while strolling the Historic Concord Gallery, and looked ahead with excitement while officially ringing in 2015. Event proceeds will directly support the Y’s Annual Campaign, which makes quality childcare and wellness programs available to all – regardless of ability to pay.

Thanks so much to all our our attendees, sponsors, volunteers, presenters, and entertainers for making the NYE Gala a tremendous success. Mark your calendar for the next NYE Gala on 12/31/2015 – and be sure to purchase your tickets early!

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Concord 250 is a New Hampshire non-profit registered as a 501(c)(3).

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2 comments on “Celebrating 250 years in Concord!
  1. good morning I was wondering if maybe you wanted to set up a table at Relay for Life on June 7 to get people to check out the time capsule you can call me at 6:03 674 3434

    • jennyk721 says:

      Hello Joshua Crowell:

      Sorry for the delayed response – we are just getting the hang of this new fangled website thing (joking). I am forwarding your message to the Board to take up at their next meeting. The Time Capsule is actually being removed for safe keeping on June 6th. Perhaps there is another opportunity. ` COncord 250

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