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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Merrimack Historical Society Scavenger Hunt Running from April to September 
275th Anniversary Commemorative License Plates - On Sale NowRunning from April to December 
2.75 Mile "Not Quite A 5K Race" with Merrimack Parks & RecreationSaturday, May 15th10:00 -11:30 am
Moonlit Tales & Trails (limited spaces available)Friday, May 21st7:00 - 8:30 pm
Author Talk: A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear with author Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling with Merrimack Public LibraryWednesday, June 9th7:00 - 8:00 pm
Free Movie Night in Wasserman Park - Finding DoryFriday, June 11th8:30 - 10:00 pm
Free Movie Night in Wasserman Park - Ferris Bueller's Day OffFriday, July 9th8:30 - 10:15 pm
Free Movie Night in Wasserman Park - Beauty & The BeastFriday, August 13th8:00 - 9:30 pm
Free Movie Night in Wasserman Park - Raiders of the Lost ArkFriday, September 17th7:00 - 9:00 pm

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
Anita Creager, Heritage Commission
John Lastowka, Merrimack Historical Society
Bob L’Heureux, At Large Member
Charles Mower, At Large Member
Laurie Rothhaus, At Large Member
Rosemary Rung, 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, Assistant Town Manager/Finance Director
Matt Casparius, Director of Parks & Recreation