150th Anniversary Committee

1868 to 2018
Celebrating 150 Years of History

Schedule of Events, Updated
Event Summary, Press Release

PARADE (revised)Register — Awards — Rules
Civil War Costume Ball, Dance Lessons & Train Ride
Commemorative Book

The Ashland NH 150th Anniversary Committee (Sesquicentennial Committee) was established October 7, 2013, by the Board of Selectmen to promote the recognition and celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Town of Ashland.

Order Form and Image for Commemorative Plate and Book

Order Form for 150th Anniversary Memorabilia

Order your Utility Pole Banner

Chair: Jane Lyford Sawyer
Vice Chair: Kendall Hughes
Treasurer: Bob Baker
Secretary: Jeanette Stewart
Contact: AshlandNH150@yahoo.com

Meetings: Consult the monthly Calendar for meeting schedule.

January 2018 Press Release

The Committee wants to reassure everyone that it is going forward with its 150th utility pole banners as previously advertised. As requested by the Board of Selectmen, the Committee is contacting the sponsors of existing banners for consent to temporarily replace those banners with the 150th one. The banners can be sponsored by a business, group, family, individual or individuals and installed on any utility pole, with approval of the Electric Company, within the Town of Ashland, such as near your business, home, etc. Existing sponsors will have priority as to location. When removed, they will be available for the sponsor to keep. The cost of a banner is $150 if paid by February 15, 2018; $175 if paid by March 15 and $200 if paid by April 15. Please forward your check payable to “Ashland 150th Fund” together with the name to be on the banner to Ashland 150th Celebration, PO Box 15, Ashland NH 03217.

Just a reminder that the souvenir items are still available at Elaine Hughes Realty Office. We have received a new order of calendars, but they are going fast.

December 2017 Press Release

We will be selling Ashland 150th Celebration items at the Ashland Post Office Saturdays from 9 am to 10 am, December 9, 16 and 23. Items can also be purchased at Elaine Hughes Realty (116 Main Street, Suite 2), Fran’s Ceramics & gifts (48 Main Street, Suite B), and ordered at Ashland Elementary School.

A 2018 Calendar ($15) has also been added to the items available.

November 2017 Press Release

The new order form (see above) reflecting the costs of the mug, ornament, license plate and pictorial book, plus shipping, has been completed. It is available at the Library, Electric Company and Town Office as well as on-line above. The items are available for purchase at Elaine Hughes Realty office, 116 Main Street, and Fran’s Ceramics & Gifts, 48 Main Street. The 2018 calendar has been ordered and should be received shortly. We will be selling items at the Ashland School Open House on Thursday, November 16, beginning at 5 pm as well as at the Ashland Community Church for the Christmas Night in Ashland on Friday, December 1, beginning at 5 pm.

The schedule of events (see above) has been finalized for July 2018.

October 2017 Press Release

The license plates are here!! Cost is $20 each. They may be purchased by anyone, but if put on a vehicle it must be on the front only, the vehicle must be properly registered and inspected, and in New Hampshire can only be displayed from January 1 to December 31, 2018. If the vehicle is registered in another state, then the rules of that state apply.

Commemorative mugs ($10), pens ($2) and Christmas ornaments ($10), as well as the pictorial book with current and vintage pictures of our town ($29.95) are also for sale. We are obtaining the needed packaging materials so postage costs can be determined and all items shipped. Everything is currently available at Elaine Hughes Realty office, 116 Main Street, Ashland.

We have filed an application for a possible grant from the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund to help defray some of the costs of our celebration. The final design for the utility pole banners is almost complete. It is anticipated that these will be sponsored by businesses as well as individuals/families and displayed in different areas of town. We will keep you updated on this project.

Any food or craft vendors or others who are interested in a space at the ballpark during our event on Saturday, July 28, 2018, please email ashlandnh150@yahoo.com or mail PO Box 15, Ashland NH 03217, with your information. Thank you for your continued support.

September 2017 Press Release

Minutes of the 150th Anniversary Committee

August 28, 2018                      July 17, 2018
July 10, 2018                            June 26, 2018                         June 12, 2018
May 29, 2018                           May 15, 2018                           April 17, 2018
March 27, 2018                       February 27, 2018                  January 23, 2018
December 26, 2017                 November 28, 2017               October 24, 2017
September 26, 2017                August 22, 2017                     July 28, 2017
July 25, 2017                             June 27, 2017                         May 23, 2017


Items are available at Elaine Hughes Realty Office, 116 Main Street, Ashland NH 03217. To order by mail, contact AshlandNH150@yahoo.com for further information.