375th Celebration Committee

Manchester celebrates it’s 375th Anniversary in 2020! The 375th Committee has been busy planning great activities and events for all ages to enjoy throughout the year.

View meeting agendas and minutes here: http://manchester.ma.us/129/Agendas-Minutes 

For more information, contact Sonja Nathan at manchester375@manchester.ma.us or 978-526-2000.

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Upcoming 375th Anniversary Events

  • February 18 - Story Telling Workshop –Your Family and MBTS – Library
  • February 20 - Manchester Historical Museum 375th Lecture – Native Americans on Cape Ann
  • February 22 - Celebrating and Sharing our Stories - Library
  • March 7 - Gala Event – Cocktails /Silent Auction Essex County Club
  • March 19 - Manchester Historical Museum 375th Lecture – Manchester 101
  • April 2122, 23, and 24 - Manchester Film Festival – Library/Community Center
  • April 16 - Manchester Historical Museum 375th Lecture – Slavery on Cape Ann
  • May 21 - High Tea at Sharksmouth Estate
  • May 21 - Manchester Historical Museum 375th Lecture – Manchester Maritime
  • June 18 - Town Birthday Party/Panoramic Photo/Concert -Masconomo Park
  • June 26 - Manchester Film Festival – Masconomo Park
  • June 27 - Red, White and Blue Breakfast at Tuck’s Point (Rotary)
  • July 3 - Concert and Fireworks Display at Singing Beach (July 4th Committee)
  • July 4 - 4th of July Parade (July 4th Committee)
  • July 25 - Waterfront Day – Tuck’s Point, Manchester Harbor Boat Club and  Manchester Yacht Club
  • August 1 - Festival by the Sea (Chamber of Commerce)
  • September 12 - Family/Youth Day Activity
  • September 17 - Manchester Historical Museum Lecture – Gilded Age
  • October 15 - Manchester Historical Museum 375th Lecture – WW I and WW II Home Front
  • October 18 - MECT Nature Walk to Historic Sites
  • November 15 - Manchester’s Meeting Houses – Live Performance
  • November 19 - Manchester Historical Museum Lecture – Manchester’s Notable Citizens and Places 
  • December 2020 - Sip and Stroll in Downtown MBTS/Grand Finale Night

Committee Members

Co Chaired by Tom Kehoe and Sue Thorne
  • Beth Welin (Manchester Historical Museum)
  • Carley Cook (Resident)
  • Carol Bender (Library)
  • Cherrie Lamphear (Resident)
  • Cheryl Marshall (Parks & Rec)
  • Chris Thomas (Resident)
  • Elaine C. Persons (Resident)
  • Erika Brown (Resident/Press)
  • Jim Brown (Local Business)
  • Joe Sabella (Resident)
  • Kate Dainton (Resident)
  • Kerry McKenna (Cape Ann Chamber)
  • Mike Storella (M-E Rotary Club)
  • Miriam McAvoy (Resident)
  • Peter Colarusso (Resident)
  • Rachel Meneades (Library)
  • Sara Collins (Library)
  • Sonja Nathan (Town Administrator's Office)
  • Sue Parker (Manchester Historical Museum)