Merrimack 275th Anniversary Planning Committee

On April 2, 1746, Governor Benning Wentworth signed a charter establishing that the land from Pennichuck Brook to the Souhegan River became the Town of Merrymac. At that time fewer than 50 families lived here. Pawtucket, Nashaway and Pennacook people camped along the banks of the Merrimack and Souhegan rivers. The Pennacooks were greatest in numbers, and their chief, Passaconaway, was the ruler of all the tribes in the Merrimack Valley. On April 2, 2021, the Town of Merrimack will commemorate its 275th Anniversary.

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275th Anniversary Cookbooks on Sale Now at Parks & RecreationRunning until they sell out 
275th Anniversary Commemorative License Plates - On Sale Now at Parks & RecreationRunning from April to December 

We would like to thank the Community for participating in our events over the last 7 months. Over that time span, we have managed to provide the Community with 32 events or activities celebrating Merrimack’s History.



For questions, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 603-882-1046 or email Parks & Recreation Director Matt Casparius.

The 275th Anniversary Planning committee currently consists of the following individuals:
Chip Pollard, Heritage Commission
John Lastowka, Merrimack Historical Society
Bob L’Heureux, At Large Member
Charles Mower, At Large Member
Laurie Rothhaus, At Large Member
Anita Creager, At Large Member
Maureen Mooney, Merrimack Rotary Club
Carl Ellis, Merrimack Rotary Club
Barbara Healey, Town Council
Yvette Couser, Director - Merrimack Public Library
Liz Calabria, Merrimack Chamber of Commerce
Paul Micali, Town Manager
Matt Casparius, Director of Parks & Recreation