Definition of sesquicentennial
: a 150th anniversary or its celebration
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This event will mark the 147th anniversary of Freeman, and that means that Freeman’s sesquicentennial will be in 2020.
The sesquicentennial of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth June 8, 1867, is being celebrated throughout the year and across the country with a slew of special events, tours and exhibits.
And already, the historical society is thinking ahead to how to celebrate Dundalk's sesquicentennial.
And, more than ever before, the public will have that chance as the world marks Wrights' birthday sesquicentennial.
The collective narrative that emerged by the end of the sesquicentennial would have been unidentifiable to white Richmonders who experienced the centennial in the early 1960s.
The historic university, celebrating its sesquicentennial, awarded 2,173 degrees, all stories of achievement, and no doubt many of them threaded with tales of sacrifice and struggle, of overcoming great odds.
The sesquicentennial of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth June 8, 1867, is being celebrated throughout the year and across the country with a slew of special events, tours and exhibits.
Both stories are shared on a blog (www.redwoodcityhistory.org/blog) the city created to celebrate its sesquicentennial.
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