Exception to Postponement: Poetry Contest for Adults

The poetry contest for adults has NOT been postponed. However, there is a new deadline: July 31. Winners' certificates and prizes will be awarded in late summer. An award ceremony and public reading is postponed to 2021.

May 15: The Bicentennial Celebrations Have Officially Been Postponed to the Summer of 2021. Watch for announcements as they develop in the next year.

Help Support Bicentennial Week Activities!

Visit the Strafford Historical Society's website:

A week of community events in August 2021

"Austin Hall" painting by Strafford artist, Marilyn Price.
"Austin Hall" painting by Strafford artist, Marilyn Price.

Coming Soon - Proceeds will support 200th anniversary activities:

Bicentennial Pewter Ornaments, T-Shirts, Baseball Caps

Celebrating 200 Years in August 2020, Now August 2021

The Strafford Historical Society is currently planning our town's 200th anniversary week of activities for August 2021. We are looking for volunteers to help out with all aspects of planning, so if you would like to help, please get in touch or attend a planning committee meeting. It should be a very fun week for all Strafford residents.

You can help support activities by purchasing a commemorative item (ornament, t-shirt or hat), placing an ad in our program book, or you can make a donation online in any amount at the Strafford Historical Society website. We appreciate your support and all proceeds will go towards making our 200th celebration a great week of events and activities for everyone!

Suggestions, Feedback

Have a suggestion or idea for an activity? We would love to hear from you. Please send an email to straffordbicentennial@gmail.com


Would you like to volunteer on our anniversary committee? Send us an email

Please check back periodically for additional details as we firm up plans. Tentatively, events are being scheduled between Saturday, August 15, 2020 and Saturday, August 22, 2020. Update May 2020: All events postponed to 2021.