Monday, 15 April 2019 16:54

Pittsfield bicentennial events set for June 19

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PITTSFIELD - The community has a long and storied history that began long before Maine became a state.

The town was known as Plymouth Gore around the turn of the 19th Century. Then became Sebasticook Plantation in 1816, and was incorporated as the town of Warsaw in 1819.

 

“We're one of four towns who are celebrating a bicentennial ahead of the state bicentennial, which is next year,” said Michael LeBlanc, bicentennial celebration committee member. “We are celebrating on June 19, our incorporation actually as Warsaw, Massachusetts.”

 

The town was renamed Pittsfield in 1824.

 

Fifty years ago, a time capsule was buried in Manson Park. The capsule was dug up in December and is now on display in the Pittsfield Public Library.

 

The time capsule is scheduled to be opened on Pittsfield's 200th birthday on June 19. The town also has a ton of other birthday events planned, including a performance by humorist Tim Sample, the master of ceremonies.

 

Check out Pittsfield's website for additional event times.

Nit-Noi Ricker

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Nit-Noi Ricker is an Army brat who grew up on a farm in Winterport. She went to the University of Maine and the University of Northern Texas to learn how to be a journalist and started her career in Arizona at the Williams-Grand Canyon News, ...