Wicomico County is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and for this sesquicentennial occasion, the County has planned a variety of events and promotions. Residents and visitors are invited to take part in the County’s 150 Year Celebration.
Historical Pub Tour
Sponsored by Chesapeake Tours & Promotions
Downtown Salisbury, in conjunction with 3rd Friday
Friday, Sept. 15
Tours begin at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Tours take approximately 1 hour.
Costumed tour guides and reenactors will narrate the last 150 years of Wicomico County history on this walking tour through downtown Salisbury. Reenactments include Camp Upton, the Civil War Encampment in Salisbury, the great fire of 1886 at Toadvine's Livery, and a meet and greet with the Handy's from Pemberton Hall Plantation. Pub stops include Market Street Inn, Roadie Joe's and the Brick Room.
Participation is free! Participants ages 21+ receive a wristband for drink specials at participating pubs. All participants receive a swag bag filled with goodies and coupons to local businesses.
Register on site in front of the courthouse. Each tour is limited to 50 participants.
Greater Salisbury Committee Gala
On Saturday, Sept. 16, the Greater Salisbury Committee, which is observing its’ 50th year in service to the community, is hosting a black-tie optional gala to celebrate Wicomico County and its’ 150th Celebration. The gala will be held at Salisbury University, in the Academic Commons. Tickets can be purchased through the Greater Salisbury Committee website.
West Wicomico Heritage Day
Saturday, Sept. 23
Pemberton Historical Park
West Wicomico Heritage Day features the 22nd annual West Wicomico Heritage Bike Tour, the Historians Scavenger Hunt, guided tours of the History Trail and an open house at Pemberton Hall, including a special 150 Year Celebration exhibit. Fees may apply to some activities. Visit the Pemberton Park website for complete details.
The Nabb Center also has copies of the book "At the Crossroads: The Architectural History of Wicomico County, Maryland" by Paul Touart available for $25, and "Wicomico County History" by George H. Corddry available for $10. Click here for more information.
The 150th anniversary will also be celebrated at Wicomico County’s annual signature events, with special promotions at the Good Beer Festival on Oct. 14-15 and the Autumn Wine Festival on Oct. 21-22.
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