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Celebrating 150 Years in Garrett County, Maryland: 1872-2022

Town of Oakland Sesquicentennial Commemorative Coins Distributed

Last Updated on Feb 23, 2022 at 12:17pm | Communications Office
Garrett County is continuing the celebration of its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, throughout 2022 with a commemorative coin for each of eight Garrett County municipalities.

The first in the series of the eight coins to mark this special year was given out on Saturday as part of the Town of Oakland’s Winterfest event. Over 250 Town of Oakland 150th coins were distributed.

Individual coins, complete sets and commemorative holders will also be available for purchase in the fall of 2022.
The County will continue celebrating throughout the 2022 calendar year with events, displays, additional commemorative coin souvenirs, and community participation opportunities based on the theme of the event: “Garrett County: Celebrating 150 Years of Connecting Communities”.

The 150th outreach will be giving out each town’s coin at an event scheduled in each respective incorporated town: Accident, Deer Park, Friendsville, Grantsville, Kitzmiller, Loch Lynn, Mountain Lake Park, and Oakland. A tentative schedule is below:
 
MAY – 2022
Grantsville National Road Festival (Grantsville Coin)
 
JUNE – 2022
Celtic Festival (Friendsville Coin)
Grantsville Days (Grantsville Coin)
 
JULY – 2022
Town of Accident’s 4th of July Celebration (Accident’s Coin)
Kitzmiller Homecoming (Kitzmiller Coin)
Victorian Chautauqua in Mountain Lake Park (Mountain Lake Park Coin)
 
AUGUST – 2022
Friendsville Days (Friendsville Coin)
Garrett County Fair
 
SEPTEMBER – 2022
Loch Lynn Heights Open House (Loch Lynn Coin)

OCTOBER – 2022
Autumn Glory (Oakland Coin)
 
NOVEMBER – 2022
Festival of Trees
 
DECEMBER – 2022
12.04.2022- 150th Anniversary Date
 
Deer Park Coin event TBD

The festivities will culminate with a large, free community celebration event scheduled for September 17, 2022 at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. 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 www.Garrett150.com.
 
Please reach out to Sarah Myers, County Communications Coordinator, if you have any questions. Mrs. Myers can be reached at 301-334-7242 or smyers@garrettcounty.org.