Riverhead plans 225th birthday celebration. Want to help?

01/12/2016 6:00 AM |

Downtown Riverhead

Riverhead turns 225 this year. And the town plans to celebrate — and is looking for some help to do so.

According to Councilman Tim Hubbard, some of the things the town is considering for it’s 225th anniversary celebration this year include a parade, a colonial ball, concerts, and speakers on colonial history.

There would be events held sporadically throughout the year, with perhaps a big event or concert in the summer, he said.

The town is looking for someone to present a program on making colonial clothing, and they are looking for volunteers to help out with the events, the councilman said.

Also, they are considering putting together a program and journal about the 225th anniversary that indicates when different events in the town’s history occurred.

The town may look to have historical photo displays in businesses throughout the town, and they may ask people if they have old photos or copies or photos for exhibits and possibly for a coffee table-type book, according to Mr. Hubbard.

“We’re looking to get ideas,” he said. “This is just a general rundown of things we may consider that town historian Georgette Case has suggested,” Mr. Hubbard said.

The town had a big celebration in 1992 for its 200th anniversary.

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