Shelburne’s 250 birthday festivities begin

250-Celebration-logoVisit the Shelburne 250 Booth at Shelburne Day to get free stickers or purchase event tickets, ads in the commemorative book (to be published in the fall), hats, t-shirts, pins, raffle tickets, and more.

Shelburne 250 Kick-off
Friday Aug. 16

Bird’s-eye view of  Shelburne Shipyard

Bird’s-eye view of
Shelburne Shipyard

6:30-8 pm, Boarding 6 pm
Cruise into Shelburne’s History
King Street Ferry Dock
Cruise tickets are sold out. R/T Bus Tickets $5/person available at Town Offices. Buses leave from Shelburne Library at 5:30 pm.

Listen to guest storytellers narrate Shelburne’s history as we cruise around the Shelburne Shoreline. View the picture gallery of historical images. Snack on goodies donated by local eateries. No alcohol may be brought on board; cash bar is available (no credit cards). Limited number of chairs – 150 for 350 guests. All are welcome to bring lawn chair. ADA Port-a-Let on board.

Shelburne Day
Saturday, Aug. 17

9 am-4 pm
Historical Exhibits
Shelburne Town Hall hosts exhibits highlighting the history and daily life in Shelburne. Shelburne history maps, village walking tour booklet ($3), commemorative poster ($15), and history books available for sale.

9 am-4 pm
Scavenger Hunt
Submit completed Historical Scavenger Hunt forms by 3 pm at the Shelburne 250 booth to be entered into the drawing for gift basket and get your free creemee gift certificate for Shelburne Country Store.

I Spy Shelburne
What can you spy with your little eyes? Children may pick-up a pictorial I-Spy sheet at Shelburne Day, the Town offices, or Pierson Library and see how many architectural features they can identify and find in Shelburne Village.

10 am-2 pm
Oral History Interviews
Oral History interviews at the Shelburne Town Hall/Pierson Library. All are welcome to share their memories of living in Shelburne.

The Earl of Shelburne, at left, was introduced to Shelburne residents Judy Frazer, center, and Gail Emerson, at right, during his visit to Shelburne in 1963. At the introduction, Judy accidentally dropped one of her white gloves, and the Earl gallantly picked it up and returned it to her. Still teased about it today, Judy was accused of purposely dropping her white glove to impress the Earl.

The Earl of Shelburne, at left, was introduced to Shelburne residents Judy Frazer, center, and Gail Emerson, at right, during his visit to Shelburne in 1963. At the introduction, Judy accidentally dropped one of her white gloves, and the Earl gallantly picked it up and returned it to her. Still teased about it today, Judy was accused of purposely dropping her white glove to impress the Earl.

1-2:30 pm
Historic Walking Tours
Guided tours of the historic Shelburne village meet at Town Hall.

7:30 pm
Street Dance
Join Rick and the Ramblers for a street dance in the Shelburne Shopping Park. Cash bar.  $10 per adult. Tickets available at the Town Office or at the door.

Sunday, Aug. 18

1-3:30 pm
Historical Exhibits
Numerous exhibits highlighting the history and daily life in Shelburne at Shelburne Town Hall.

1-3 pm
Step into Shelburne’s History
Walk along Shelburne’s 250-year timeline at the Shelburne Museum! Enjoy displays, skits, and activities celebrating various areas of Shelburne’s culture and history. Shelburne Museum is proud to be hosting Step Into Shelburne’s History on its North Lawn as part of its daylong celebration of the Grand Opening of the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education. Begin your step into Shelburne’s history by entering the grounds at the Covered Bridge. Event and Museum admission is free.

3:30 pm
Shelburne Charter
Proclamation and barbecue
Come to the parade ground for a community portrait by Paul O. Boisvert. Hear the Charter Proclamation and enjoy the community barbeque. The Dutch Mill will be serving pulled pork, burgers, dogs, baked beans, and coleslaw. We’ll have beverages and watermelon for dessert. Musical entertainment by Mystic Party Band. $10 per person. Tickets are limited. You are encouraged to buy your tickets in advance at the Town Office.

4-6 pm
Kid’s Activities
Enjoy face painting on the Parade Grounds at the barbeque, bike and wagon decoration, and old fashion lawn games, including sack races and a three-legged race. Decorated bike and wagon parade begins at 5:30 pm.
Parking is limited. Please consider biking or walking to the events. Parking is free at the Shelburne Museum on Sunday, Aug. 18.

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