Littleton Turns 300 in 2014!
The Board of Selectmen voted on January 11, 2010 to establish a General Planning Committee for the Town of Littleton's Tercentenary Celebration in 2014. The following members have been appointed by The Board of Selectmen to the Tercentenary General Planning Committee: Mary Dugan, John K.Holmer, Ann Himmelberger, Kathy Knox, Mildred A. McGovern, Robin Sewell, Michael Crory, and the Town Administrator. Members of the General Planning Committee oversee subcommittees estiblished for the six main events - Opening Ceremony, Ball, Picnic, Parade, Fireworks, Closing, and a Legacy subcommittee.300th Committee Mission
The mission of the Tercentenary General Planning Committee (also known as the 300th Committee) is to create a memorable and meaningful Tercentenary Celebration in 2014 for our town and use this 300th anniversary as a catalyst to unite Littletonians, beautify our town, and instill a sense of pride in our community.
What is it? This subcommittee of the Littleton 300th continues to fine tune proposals to celebrate the anniversary of our incorporated town! Specific projects are being developed to help beautify Littleton as well as instill a sense of appreciation for our past and future. Look for a “Welcome to Littleton” engraved boulder at Mannion Place on the Littleton/ Acton border during the next few months. Legacy has some fantastic ideas!
Reuben Hoar Library, June 2nd, 2014 to September 28th, 2014
Have you signed the Memory Book yet?
Why is Littleton special to you? What would you like to tell folks in the future about our Town as we celebrate Littleton's 300th anniversary? Reuben Hoar Library is collecting people's thoughts about Littleton in a memory book. We seek insights of residents and visitors no matter their ages. Experiences can be as an individual or a group. Is your memory of recycling at the Transfer Station, sunlight on a summer's morning on Fay Park, church fairs, or Council on Aging's bus trip to New York City? Do you have a story to tell about Littleton? Stop by the main circulation desk at the library and record your thoughts. The memory book will be placed with Littleton 300 memorabilia from 2014 for future generations.
Create a Scarecrow!
Ongoing up until Saturday, August 16th
Create a scarecrow and enter Littleton’s Tercentennial Scarecrow Contest before the judging begins in mid August. Call Andrew Bowers at 978-486-8642 for registration information. Sponsor: Interested Citizens. Details on how to participate can be found here.
View the Celebrate Littleton Photo Contest Winner's Photos This Summer
During the month of July
Stop by the Reuben Hoar Library this July to view the Tercentennial Photo Contest winning photographs on display in the lobby. Cards of photographs are available for sale at 3rd Thursdays at the Common for $2 each. Proceeds from sales go toward Littleton Tercentennial.
Trivia Road Rally Contest
Parking lot behind the Reuben Hoar Library, Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 at 10:00 A.M..Would you like to walk, ride your bike, or drive a car to participate in Littleton’s 300th Road Rally? The fun begins in the parking lot behind the Reuben Hoar Library on Shattuck Street at 10 A.M. on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014. Travel to designated spots in Littleton. Given clues and a time frame, set off to discover some trivia facts about Littleton with your family.
Oak Meadow Montessorie School, Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 at 7:00 P.M..You are invited to a traditional New England contra dance at the Oak Meadow School on Saturday, August 2, 2014. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!!! There will be live music provided by the band, Maivish, and dances will be called by Nils Fredland. The caller will guide you through the basic steps. Wear soft-soled shoes and come join the fun in air conditioned comfort at 7 p.m. This is a FREE event sponsored by the Lyceum.
Littleton Historical Society, Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 6:30 P.M..Do you like peaches? Come to the Historical Society for a peach social on the museum lawn on Rogers Street. This event takes place on August 20, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. while peaches and daylight last. Take a peek inside the building to see the exhibits about Littleton’s past. Check out the Littleton Historical Society Activities & Coloring Book for sale inside the museum during this Tercentennial Year.
Bus Tour of Littleton
Middle School Parking Lot on Russell Street, Sunday, August 24th, 2014 from 2-4 P.M..
If you missed the first guided tour of the town of Littleton, hop on the bus at the Middle School parking lot on Russell Street. Enjoy the ride with Bob Holland and David Whitcomb looking at historic sites and hearing about many of Littleton’s points of interest. There is limited seating available. Reserve your space; Call 978-486-8202. Sponsor: Littleton Historical Society. FREE
Littleton 300th Apple Pie Contest
Senior Diner in the TownHouse, Friday, September 5th, 2014, at Noon.
Details and entry information for this upcoming event can be found here.
Old Burying Ground on King Street, Sunday October 5th, 2014, 2:00 P.M..
Explore the first town cemetery located on King Street near the Common that was used until early 1800’s. With a guide, visit graves of early ministers, settlers, and Revolutionary War veterans. Sponsor: Historical Society. FREE
First Unitarian Church, Friday October 17, 2014, 10 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10 A.M.- 4 P.M..
A quilt show sponsored by the Woman’s Alliance of First Church Unitarian will provide a venue for antique and contemporary quilts from church and community residents to make local history come alive. Funds raised will benefit FCU’s General Fund, Littleton Historical Society, and the Woman’s Alliance.
Quilts of the past and present help us tell the stories that connect each of us to our families, communities and our country. Quilts have been made to represent our births, marriages, graduations, birthdays as well as community events such as town celebrations and organizational fundraisers.
There will be a $5.00 admission fee to the show and a separate charge for refreshments in the church vestry. Craft items will also be for sale.
King Philips’ War (Lyceum Program)
Littleton High School Auditorium, Friday November 7th, 2014, 7:00 P.M..
The war between British colonials and Native Americans tore through New England with death and destruction. Author and lecturer Michael Togias brings local history to life through his exciting stories and events form the King Philip’s War. Sponsor: Littleton Lyceum (Small fee TBD)
Holiday House Tour
Various homes within Littleton, Sunday, December 14th from 1 P.M.-4 P.M..
In celebration of Littleton’s 300th year, the Littleton Country Gardeners will be holding our town’s First Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 14th from 1-4 P.M..
With the history of 300 years represented in the homes of Littleton, the Holiday House Tour will be a tribute to the past, present, and future or our town. Come view these decorated homes of Littleton. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $20. Make your check out to LCG and mail to: c/0 Lynda Giannetta, 26 Robinson Road, Littleton, MA 01460. For more information, contact Lynda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participate in Get Fit for the 300th as part of your fitness routine for 2014. Littleton is turning 300 – what age are you turning? Get more information here!
Book Signing is now November 2nd, 2014
The book signing, originally scheduled for 9/28, has a new date of 11/2 from 2-5 P.M. at the Historical Society, 4 Rogers Street. Meet contributors and have your copy of Littleton, Massachusetts 1714-2014: Celebrating 300 years of History signed. Pick up prepaid books, or buy copies. Sponsor: Historical Society. See www.littletonhistoricalsociety.org Society.org for more information.