The Shelburne250 celebration has come and gone but what a great event it was! A lot of hard work resulted in a wonderful time for a lot of happy people. The history of Shelburne was more prominent than ever before with some interesting books, pamphlets and of course tours and events. Now, as summer comes to a close and transitions into autumn, we’re left with memories. We’re also left with some invaluable resources such as our Shelburne250 Facebook page and all of it’s fans. The website will continue on and will be expanded to showcase the history of Shelburne, photos, videos and perhaps some stories from some of Shelburne’s residents and friends. We will have more information about how you can contribute soon. In the meantime, the spirit of Shelburne250 lives on!
Last chance to place an ad in the Shelburne 250 Commemorative book. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 30TH. View sample ads and rates here.
The town of Shelburne turns 250 years old this August, and planning is now underway for a weekend of festivities for people of all ages to commemorate the signing of the town charter on August 18, 1763. The town’s rich history will be celebrated August 16th- 18th with walking tours guided by historians, displays, children’s activities, a barbeque, and interactive exhibits, kicking off with a historic ferry tour of the Shelburne shoreline sponsored by the Pecor Family and the generosity of Kim and Al Gobeille.
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Shelburne will celebrate its 250th anniversary this summer with a weekend of fun for all ages. Chartered on Aug. 18, 1763, the town was an agricultural center with a mill at Shelburne Falls and an important location on the main north-south transportation route – as well as an important shipbuilding industry in Shelburne Bay. The anniversary celebration will honor many of those historic connections, beginning with a lakeshore cruise on Friday, Aug 16, a day of activities centered around the popular Farmers Market and annual Shelburne Day, and a street dance in the evening on Saturday, and a parade and barbecue on Sunday afternoon.