Celebrating 250 Years in Chesterfield!

Chesterfield Celebrates 250 Years!

Celebrate the 4th of July, as well as Chesterfield’s 250th anniversary, at the town’s annual parade on Wednesday, July 4th at 10:30am!  Just one of many events happening between July 1st-7th to celebrate 250 years! (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

The Hilltown of Chesterfield (population just over 1,200) is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year!  To celebrate, the town is hosting a full week of celebratory community events (from July 1st-7th).

The events begin with opening ceremonies at Russell Field at 9am on July 1st, followed by a 4 mile run/1 mile community walk.  Other events taking place throughout the week include opportunities to learn about local history, including bus tours through town, a community quilt display, and cemetery explorations; “Celebrate Youth Day,” which includes a big wheel race for youngest kiddos, a wiffle ball tournament, an ice cream social, and a world rhythms presentation with Tony Vacca; the premier of “Chesterfield – A Personal History,” a video created to share and archive narratives of local history; a presentation on Native American history and culture; a town picnic, and a family-friendly night of country dancing!

The anniversary events are an opportunity to appreciate and celebrate the community, and also offer several of unique learning opportunities.  Kids can learn about the history of their community, and place this knowledge within what they have learned about the history of New England and America.  Learning about local history can also help kids to appreciate their community, as they will learn the significance of places they love.  For more information and a full schedule of events, visit 250th Chesterfield MA Anniversary Celebration.

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