Charlemont "250th"

"Capturing the Spirit, Celebrating the Future"

This site is dedicated to celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Charlemont's Incorporation

1765 - 2015


Parade    Winter Carnival    Ceremony    Artisans Festival    Races    Historical    School Activities     Time Capsule





Bingo -- July 27th at Yankee Doodle Days.


    Charlemont was first settled by Moses Rice (1694-1755) who purchased 2,200 acres (8.9 km2) on 23 April 1743 that been previously set off as Boston Township Number 1 in 1735 by the Great and General Court.The town was incorporated as Charlemont in 1765, most likely named for the town in Northern Ireland. The town was mostly rural, with farming being the main industry until the advent of the railroad, which traveled through town towards the Hoosac Tunnel.

          Today the town industry also includes tourism, with a ski area and other tourist areas along the Mohawk Trail.

     The 250 Committee continues the tradition of celebrating Charlemont. Celebrations were held in 1865,1915,1965 and in 2015 it will be it's 250th !!! Many Events are being planned to span the entire year. We are seeking volunteers as well as donations. This celebration is solely paid for by donations. Your help is needed, if you are interested please contact us !!

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