Charlemont's 250th Anniversary

"Capturing the Spirit, Celebrating the Future"

This site is dedicated to celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Charlemont's Incorporation

1765 - 2015

250 Committee Sponsored Events

Parade     Official Ceremony/Festival   Town Wide Scavenger Hunt    Historical Tour/Museum    School Activities    

CD Time Capsule   Christmas Tree Bonfire & Winter Fest    Softball Game   Pumpkin People Display

 

Other Town Activities & Events

Chili Cook Off     Berkshire Highland Pentathlon     Chowder Fest     Academy at Charlemont Benefit Concert 

Academy at Charlemont Spring Concert    Annual Father's Day Breakfast    Mohawk Trail Concerts

Riverest     Charlemont Federated Church BBQ     Yankee Doodle Days    Reggae Fest

Hicks Corn Maze     Bone Frog Challenge    Hawlemont's Hobby Horse Bazaar  Fishing Derby

                                                                                                                                                   

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We will be setting up at Yankee Doodle Days !!

We have Official T shirts for sale as well as water bottles both with the Official Logo.

 

We will be having a Float in the Franklin County Fair in September !! Come Look for US !!!

 

On October the 18th, we will be holding a Town Photo (for details click here) at the Charlemont Fairgrounds (time to be determined) So order you Offical T Shirts right here on the site !! and wear it proud !!!

                                                

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    Charlemont was first settled by Moses Rice (1694-1755) who purchased 2,200 acres (8.9 km2) on 23 April 1743 that been previously set off as Boston Township Number 1 in 1735 by the Great and General Court.The town was incorporated as Charlemont in 1765, most likely named for the town in Northern Ireland. The town was mostly rural, with farming being the main industry until the advent of the railroad, which traveled through town towards the Hoosac Tunnel.

          Today the town industry also includes tourism, with a ski area and other tourist areas along the Mohawk Trail.

     The 250 Committee continues the tradition of celebrating Charlemont. Celebrations were held in 1865,1915,1965 and in 2015 it will be it's 250th !!! Many Events are being planned to span the entire year. We are seeking volunteers as well as donations. This celebration is solely paid for by donations. Your help is needed, if you are interested please contact us !!

 

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