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Sesquicentennial Events Kick-Off Scheduled for December 6

Last Updated on Dec 1, 2021 at 9:56am | Communications Office
The upcoming sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, commemorates the incorporation of Garrett County on December 4, 1872. Garrett County was formed from neighboring Allegany County and was the last county to be created in the state of Maryland.

On Monday, December 6, 2021, a sesquicentennial events kick-off will be held at the Garrett County Courthouse in the public meeting room. As part of the scheduled Board of Garrett County Commissioners Public Meeting, this launch event will be a preview of the upcoming celebrations with light refreshments to be served.
This short program will include a proclamation made by the Board of Garrett County Commissioners and special guest speakers Robert Boal and Albert Feldstein.

The County will be celebrating throughout the 2022 calendar year with events, displays, commemorative coin souvenirs, and community participation opportunities based on the theme of the event: “Garrett County: Celebrating 150 Years of Connecting Communities”.

The festivities will culminate with a large, free event scheduled for September 2022. This event will be a tribute to Garrett County and include a walking history tour, a tractor show, performances by local bands, local food and drink, and more.

For a complete schedule of events and additional information, please visit or our Facebook event
If you are interested in contacting the planning committee, please reach out to Sarah Myers, County Communications Coordinator at 301-334-7242 or