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It's Official- the Sestercentennial Celebration Events will be August 17-19, 2018
Question- Why does the town seal shows the incorporation date of 1781 which means 250 years from incorporation is 2031. What did happen in 1768?
Answer- In short, here it is, from The Story of Sunapee, by John Bartlett:
- On November 9, 1768, The New Royal Governor, John Wentworth, by authority of King George III, signed his name to a deed of 23,040 acres of undeveloped land, and recorded the same as the Charter of Saville.
- In 1781 Saville became incorporated as a township under the new name of Wendell.
- In 1850, the State Legislature changed the name from Wendell to Sunapee.
Here is our Town Seal, designed for our Bicentennial in 1968.-
For the designers and seamstresses, we are talking about putting together a community quilt depicting scenes of Sunapee, more news about that as soon as the plan is put together.
Please contact any member of the Committee if you want to participate or have suggestions for events for the celebration in 2018!