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Bicentennial Committee

2018 is Ghent’s Bicentennial.  Our committee is working hard on many events to commemorate the milestone.

Town of Ghent begins marking its yearlong Bicentennial Celebrations

On April 3, 2018 the town of Ghent will celebrate its Bicentennial, “Ghent 200 Years in the Making 1818-2018”. To mark this milestone occasion, the town has just installed new celebratory banners along Route 66 in the Hamlet of Ghent in honor of its founding. This is just the beginning of a yearlong celebration that includes a kickoff on April 3, 2018 with recognition by the United States Postal Service in the form of a special bicentennial pictorial postmark issued and celebration at the Ghent Post Office. Historical walking tours over the summer and a festive town-wide celebration the weekend of October 13th with a Community Day, parade and fireworks—more details to come!

Gregg Berninger
Ghent Town Historian
Town of Ghent Bicentennial Kick-off Celebrations Begin
Special Bicentennial Postmark and more
Ghent, NY, March 8, 2018—The Town of Ghent will begin a series of
yearlong town-wide celebrations in honor of its Bicentennial on Tuesday,
April 3, 2018 with a special postmark at the Ghent Post Office, 2354 NY-66,
Ghent NY 12075 from 8:30am – 4:30pm. Town Historian, Gregg Berninger,
will be at the Post Office to answer historical questions. Historical photos
will also be on display, and special celebratory cookies will be served.
Earlier in February, new Bicentennial banners were installed along Route
66 in the Hamlet of Ghent. A series of historical walking tours will be
scheduled during the summer (dates TBD) for those interested in learning
more about the buildings and landmarks of Ghent. On October 12th a
Historian Talk will take place at the Kenneth H. Wilbur VFW Banquet Hall
2237 Route 66 in Ghent.
On Saturday, October 13th a Community Day celebration is scheduled
and will include a parade, food, fun, historical displays and fireworks.
Named for a peace treaty that brought the War of 1812 to a close, and
reestablished America’s independence from Great Britain, the Town of
Ghent was formally established on April 3, 1818.


Town of Ghent 2018 Drone Video- Done By Glenn Wheeler