150 years of colorful history

150 years of colorful history

Grab your Sesquicentennial logos here!

We’re shifting to a mainly digital celebration thought the rest of May and Summer 2020, due in no small part to the state of the world today.

We are still planning a birthday celebration in September, with possible activities including a live band, family friendly games, and plenty of food and fun.

The decision to hold an in-person event September 19th or cancel will be made in late July.

Digital pieces will include:

  • #FunFriday150 facts - send your fun facts about Baldwin City to lhughes@baldwincity.gov.
  • Videos, stories, walking tours, and interactive community fun is being developed and we’ll let you in on the details as soon as they’re available.
  • Stay tuned to this page and our social media for information as it becomes available!
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    Arbor Day Activities

    Arbor Day is normally in April, but the Baldwin City Tree Board rescheduled it to June 20th this year. Read on...
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    Talking Sesquicentennial on Timeline Radio

    Mayor Casey and Councilman Cramer were guests on KLWN June 22, 2020, to discuss the Sesquicentennial. Read on...
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    The Early Days - an interview

    An interview with Roger Boyd of the Santa Fe Historical Society. Read on...
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    The Story Begins

    by Wendy Conover, Baldwin City Library Director Read on...
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September 18, 7pm: Baldwin City Community Theatre performance of Lucy Sullivan and the Petticoat Five at Sullivan Square

September 19th, Saturday: Baldwin City Birthday Party in Sullivan Square/Downtown

October 17, Saturday, 11am: Maple Leaf Festival Parade Theme: celebrating 150 years of Colorful History


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Sesquicentennial committee


Susan Pitts, City Council member; Whitney Collins, Baldwin City Recreation Commission; Jeannette Blackmar, Lumberyard Arts Center; Brian Cramer, City Council member;  Wendy Conover, Baldwin City Library; Peach Madl, Baldwin City Lodge; Roger Boyd, Santa Fe Trail Historical Society; Laura Hartman, Baldwin City Clerk; Casey Simoneau, Mayor; Glenn Rodden, City Administrator; Donna Curran, Maple Leaf Festival Committee; Julie Constantinescu, City Council member; Cory Venable, City Council member