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 Merrimack Town Hall and Parks & RecreationRunning until they sell out 
Merrimack Historical Society Scavenger Hunt Running from April to September 
Merrimack Library Children's Scavenger Hunt - Where's Merri? Running June 22nd to August 10th10:00 am
275th Anniversary Commemorative License Plates - On Sale Now at Town Hall, Parks & Recreation & Transfer StationRunning from April to December 
On the Trail of NH’s State Dog, the Chinook (Virtual)Thursday, August 5th6:30 - 8:00 pm
Moonlight Tales & Trails Program with Parks & Rec & Merrimack Public LibraryFriday, July 23rd7:00 - 8:30 pm
Free Movie Night in Wasserman Park - Finding DoryFriday, July 23rd8:30 - 10:00 pm

Author Visit with Prof. Jared Hardesty "Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England" (Virtual)

Thursday, August 12th6:00 - 7:30 pm
Free Movie Night in Wasserman Park - Beauty & The BeastFriday, August 13th8:00 - 9:30 pm

New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones with Glenn Knoblock (Virtual)

Wednesday, Aug 18th7:00 - 8:00 pm
Free Movie Night in Wasserman Park - Ferris Bueller's Day OffFriday, August 27th7:30 - 9:30 pm
Free Movie Night in Wasserman Park - Raiders of the Lost ArkFriday, September 17th7:00 - 9:00 pm

Author Visit with Journalist Michelle Arnosky Sherburne: Discussion on her book, "Slavery and the Underground Railroad in NH"

Thursday, September 30th7:00 - 8:45 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
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
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