The Sheldon Bicentennial July 4 1999

From its beginnings Sheldon has been a town that celebrates.  The 1792 Charter reads in part “The said town, as soon as there shall be fifty families resident and settled thereon, shall have the liberty of holding Two Fairs.” Celebrations cover our entire history including fairs and festivities celebrating our history and heritage.

“No mention is made of a Centennial Celebration in Sheldon during 1891. Sheldon had not had a parade since 1941(or 1937). In March 1991 the Sheldon Historical Society was founded and planned for the Bicentennial Celebration later to be known as Sheldon Old Home Days.  During the Bicentennial Celebration held on July 4, 1991 a parade proceeded from Grace Church down historic Bridge Street and through the historic corridor on Main Street to the meadow adjacent to the Sheldon Cemetery.  The streets were lined with people who adjourned to the meadow to enjoy games, music, food, fellowship, and historic displays.”